We Are Not Your Mascot

As the conversation continues about sport teams using Native American mascots, University of Arizona Professor Stephanie Fryberg says these images lower self-esteem among Indigenous teens and college students. “Dogs, cats, tigers and bears are mascots. We are not those things. We are human beings.” Professor Stephanie Fryberg says Native American sports mascots cause harm, not pride among Indigenous teens and college students. “The issue here is not that Native people shouldn’t be honored, it’s that they shouldn’t be honored as mascots.” Read more at YR Media.

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