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Native American Mascots should not be used Native American mascots should not be used Today we can see that Mascots are used at many places such as sport teams school library etc However it is the time to withdraw the Redskins nickname Thus it should not be used because of following reason Mascots reduce the entire race to caricature at a time when health and poverty problems in Indian country need to be addressed with utmost significance Perkins Joseph Sports team mascots New York Times 2003 The vast majority of Native Americans do not like the Indian Sports They references and wish for the entire student to put an end to their tradition which is of recreation and racism Even if we think our school shows the greatest respect for our team 2 Mascots create discriminationTaylor Kelley R Sports Law Legislation Education Digest Prakken publication 2002 Generally the mass of disputes about using American Indian names in school sports have assumed violation of the Equal protection clause of the US constitution which protect a person from discrimination on the matter base of race color national origin religion and sex 3 Mascots sometimes create Hostile environment Taylor Kelley R Sports Law Legislation Education Digest Prakken publication 2002 Hostile environment created by many different ways of using mascots For certain students a racially hostile environment created by the American Indian in school mascots attire and behavior logos and team which would violate federal laws In facts a racially environment may be created by oral written graphic or physical conduct redacted to an individuals race color or national origin that is adequately severe constant or pervasive so as to obstruct with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the recipients program or activities 4 Stereotypical American Indian images that mock and trivialize Native American religion and culture Taylor Kelley R Sports Law Legislation Education Digest Prakken publication 2002
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