Mascot Sensitivity: Experts Weigh in on Redskins Controversy
A daylong symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian looks at racial stereotypes and cultural appropriation in American sports.
By Jocelyn Rubin for Capital News Service
A panel of cultural experts and sports professionals discussed the role of Native Americans as sports mascots during a symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian on Thursday. The symposium entitled "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" attracted a diverse audience, clearly divided on the issue by racial lines.