This is a bad thing because there was a story of a cheerleader who was wearing a headdress with feathers, doing flips and entertaining the crowd. What she didn't know, was that each feather represents a person who has lost their lives in battle. This is a disgrace to the Native American culture.
How are these cultures being honored? Most of these team names are racial slurs that we don't know. If you look back at American history, Native Americans and other non-Americans were shamed by the pilgrims. This is something that still goes on today.
I agree that people should change the mascots who offend any Native Americans. There was a story about a girl who started to cry because it was so offensive to her, this shows that people should really consider the feelings of other people and change the mascots that aren't respectful to Native Americans.
The girl in that story was crying because of the feathers on the cheerleader. That is a small part that can easily be changed. There is no need to change the mascot, because if you did that, more people would just be upset. What we need to do is change the tiny parts that are racist, not the parts that are fine.
I agree that they should change offensive mascots. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the word “Redskins” is “disparaging to Native Americans,” a violation of federal law that prohibits the use of offensive language in a trademark.
I agree. To go along, there is one story of a girl who was at a football team and she was very offended when a cheerleader from the opposing team came out with a feathered headdress. People don't know that the feathers represent battles people have been in.
"When Samuel Henry was a kid growing up in D.C. in the late 1950s, he and his friends were devoted Washington Redskins fans — they had the jerseys and knew the lore. And as the lore had it, the “reddish-brown tint” of paint on the team’s downtown D.C. headquarters came from the blood of Native Americans. “When I was a kid, me and my friends, we really thought that they had captured and killed Native Americans and pasted them all over the building,” Henry said. “We were just kids, we didn’t know any better. But we really, honestly believed that.”" quote from http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2128-native-american-mascots-people- arent-talking-about/ but the names of the mascots can be very offensive, but some people don't realize that they are offensive until they meet someone that it was offensive to.
Not all people that are Native Americans that see a Native American sport teams mascots are offended lots think that it is more of a good thing like it gives them pride because there heritage is the fierce mascot of a sports team
Team mascots were selected by high school teams to honor the past in a positive way. High schools with so called, offensive, mascots, don't get complaints right away, and they are never directly to the schools. Usually, the politicians are getting the complaints and it is after a while, says tri-cityherald.com.
Yes I understand that school's mascots can honor the Native Americans but you really need to ask the Native Americans if they are okay with it because a lot of Native Americans are offended by the schools mascots.
When we all read the story with the girl and her father being offended by the mascot they were not offended about the fact that the mascot was and native american but what the cheerleader was doing to represent the mascot. so schools should just change how they are representing the mascot
I think even though people are offended by mascots, a lot of fans would be offended if we changed the mascots. They aren't trying to be offensive by being fans of a certain team, the are trying to honor them and show pride in that team.
Yes exactly I think that people would be offended if the mascot was to change but If it doesn't change other people will be offended so if we change the look not the character or how they act so that everyone is happy so the mascot will be representing what they are but in a different way so that no one is offended
The majority of people think we should keep them, and the whole world shouldn't change just because a small group of people thinks something is wrong. The mascots aren't meant to be offensive anyway. People choose their mascots because they respect them or admire them.