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How would you feel if someone dressed exactly like you or a person that you honor and respect danced and jumped around a gym or stadium during sports games using symbols that represent you andor your culture Sadly many colleges and high schools do this They choose Indigenous peoples symbols dances and music to make their teams mascot look exactly like a chief Many people think that using American Indians as mascots honors the Indian people but the truth is they feel insulted and segregated There have been many requests to change this not only by Indian people but by regular people from other cultures too and still these sports teams used them as mascots High schools and colleges shouldnt keep their American Indian name or their symbols Stereotyping is the main reason why many people dont agree with American Indians being used as mascots Racism and segregation had been a big part of this countrys history and it still is The dances music symbols and even people that make part of the mascots show disrespect for the Indians It seems like the schools show disrespect for the Indians too because the majority of the players dont even know the meaning of the symbols of the images that are on their teams uniforms Its also hurtful for the Indians to see a chief as half time entertainment If you go to a schools football game and see the Indians play they do it roughly and with a lot of violence This influences people to think that the chiefs and Indians are savages and that they are always fighting and being rough Throughout the years it has been said that all humans no matter what race religion culture or color should be treated equally so how come for the Indians its a different story Secondly another reason why Native Americans shouldnt be used as mascots is because of economic reasons Why should any group of people
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