Racial Mascots Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Racial Mascots
Looks at the use of racial mascots or ethnic mascots on college campuses and argues that the practice is yet another example of racism in America.
# 72972 | 900 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Education (Higher) , English (Argument) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Sport (General)


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This paper discusses the use of the "Chief Illiniwek" mascot at the University of Illinois and argues that represents another example of racial impropriety in the US. The paper contends that there is no excuse for using ethnic or cultural groups as mascots, as such depictions perpetuate negative stereotyping.

From the Paper:

"Whether or not it is appropriate to use ethnic or cultural mascots is an issue that has proven to be a contentious one on many American college campuses. At the University of Illinois, the use of Illiniwek Chief of the Fighting Illini as the principal mascot at sporting events has garnered much on and off-campus debate and has even attracted the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Ultimately, the issue is racism. That a mascot cannot by nature be taken seriously is itself an indictment of the..."

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