Indian mascots derogatory to Native Americans

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OXEN001
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Oxendine, Joseph B. “Indian mascots derogatory to Native Americans.” Charlotte Observer 10 March 1999.

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Perceptive, concisely argued, and clearly written editorial occasioned by Native American activists' attacks on Erwin High School's (Buncombe County) use of a squaw mascot for a girls' sports team. Oxendine discusses general problems with Native American mascots and mentions a few particular examples, such as those of the Florida State Seminoles, the Washington Redskins, and the Cleveland Indians. He explained the abolition of UNC-Pembroke's Indian mascot. The school kept the name “Braves” for its team but created a non-human mascot for the team, a red-tailed hawk. UNC-Pembroke's logo is a red-tailed hawk superimposed with a brave.

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UNC-Pembroke Mascot
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