The Great Debate



American Indians are seen everywhere today. Unfortunately, the majority of the population only recognizes incorrect and degrading images because the perception is of a race that is no longer around. A nationwide example of this is Native Americans used as a mascot for a variety of sporting teams. This presentation includes some of the most controversial mascots such as the Florida State Seminoles, the University of Illinois Illini, and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Sioux. Through interactive discussions and use of images, this environment will create a learning atmosphere about the discrimination of American Indians through the misuse and disrespect of mascots today.


How to Cite: Sanchez, C. (2007) “The Great Debate”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 8(1).