Sports

March 03, 2015
By:
Stanley Heller

How can we help in an effort to change the mascot of a North Haven (Conn.) high school away from the “Indians”? An alumnus, Talia Gallagher, who is now a student at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. started a petition campaign to change the name.

February 09, 2015
By:
David Rooks

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

… Down to a sunless sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1797

February 08, 2015
By:
Jacqueline Keeler

Last Sunday, I stood in downtown Phoenix with 100 other Native American protestors chanting “No More Victims, No More Stereotypes” and praying for Indigenous women—our sisters—who have fallen to domestic violence, rape, and murder.

February 01, 2015
By:
National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media

Dear Governor Dennis Daugaard, Attorney General Marty Jackley, Mayor Sam Kooiker, Police Chief Karl Jegeris, President John Yellow Bird Steele, Tribal Councilman Ron Duke, and Tribal Councilman Rich Greenwald:

December 21, 2014
By:
Harlan McKosato

On the surface it seems like quite an honor to have a town named after you. Take the case of what is officially known as the Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.

December 20, 2014
By:
Kent Nerburn

I have watched with interest as the brouhaha over the Washingon Redskins team name as it spilled over from our nation’s capital to the deepest backwaters of Red and Blue America. And I admit to being puzzled.

December 18, 2014
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

Each December the tribal nations of the Great Plains are united by the children of our communities. Together we show the world that, despite our circumstances, we are people with hope.

November 09, 2014
By:
Kevin Leecy

In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid.

October 29, 2014
By:
Kevin Gover

Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited—and often mistaken—understanding of Native American history.

October 11, 2014
By:
Richard Handler & Laura Goldblatt

Over the past two years, we have studied images of Native Americans as represented in a major form of American public art: stamps issued by the United States Post Office.

October 06, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One backlash aims at the group EONM—Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.

September 23, 2014
By:
Ed Rice

As my plane winged its way to Cleveland last week, to give a library talk in praise of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis and against the Cleveland Indians’ continuing use of Chief Wahoo, I began imagining myself as being something like the Jimmy Stewart character in “Mr.

September 21, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

Brad Gallant has added a great new tool to the campaign to combat mascot racism: a 6-minute YouTube video, titled "Redskins No More." The title expands the Twitter hashtag, #redskinsnomore.

September 18, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

The New York Daily News decision to "sack the name" of the Washington Redskins sets an example for all other news outlets.

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