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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.

 

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