Native American Mascots, Logos, and Traditions Discussion

Answer those questions

  • Do you believe Native American mascots, logos, and traditions are set to honor American Indians or do you believe they have a negative outlook among Native Americans and the sports world?
  • Are there any Native American mascots, logos, or traditions that you personally enjoy/dislike? Why?
  • Do you believe these “Indian Wars” have led to a significant loss in athletes from a Native American origin?
  • Do you believe that there is discrimination when it comes to voting for awards within baseball? Any other sport?
  • Do you believe that voting would be easier or harder if baseball leagues were still split up into the MLB and the Negro Leagues?
  • What do you think life would be like if both of these leagues still existed?
  • What was your initial reaction to Sherman’s rant?
  • What did you think about the negative responses that he got online?
  • What about the people who defended him?
  • Why do you think some people immediately made it about race?
  • Do you think race matters when it comes to the skills of a quarterback?
  • Why do you think a lot of analysts tend to attribute black quarterbacks with athleticism while they attribute intelligence to white quarterbacks?
  • This article came out in 2010. Do you think people have grown out of this mindset, or does it still exist today?

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