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ApplyingSociological Theory

Asport mascot refers to the symbol used by a sport team as a symbol ofidentification. The symbol acts as a form of identity for the teammembers and the fans of the particular team. Additionally, the symbolhelps in the perception of the team and the crafting of theideologies of the team. For instance, the Sport mascots used insports include Chicago Blackhawks. The use of the mascot portrays thepride of the sport team fans. Consequently, there is boost of teamspirit among the team members. However, the use of mascots promotesracism against the Americans. The mascot is also assumed to bringluck to the team in a match. Additionally, the use of mascotscontributed to the permeation of stereotypes. The mascots alsodepicted bad messages to the general public. Therefore, the use ofmascots results in racism (King 34). Somediscover this issue and keep on supporting groups showing NativeAmerican handles and pictures. Others assert that utilizing namesrelating to Native American names and mascots is a manifestation ofprejudice and generalization.

Thegeneral public is tolerant and supportive of negative generalizationswithout knowing the impacts it has on others. All groups with aNative American mascot ought to be banned. For some expert gamesgroups, fans take on the appearance of Native Americans without trulyknowing how they are influencing a society. Fans with quills andhoods appear as a worthy outfit to the Americans Redskins fans. Forexample, the redskins allude to the wicked skin of Native Americansthat were considered prizes. The Atlanta Braves do a tomahawk slashat their diversions where a large number of fans fake Native Americansociety. American logos and monikers make, help and keep upgeneralizations of a race of individuals. When such social misuse isupheld by large portions of society`s organizations, it constitutesinstitutional prejudice. The logos, alongside other societal ill-usesand generalizations separate, minimize, confound, scare and damageAmerican kids. They make obstructions to their adapting all throughtheir school experience. According to King, the logos instructnon-Native American students that it is good to take part in sociallyharsh conduct (47).

Studentsuse much of their time in school, and schools have a critical effecton their passionate, physical and savvy improvement. The length ofsuch logos stay, both Native American and non-Native Americanyoungsters are figuring out how to endure prejudice in schools.Having a Native American as a mascot is hostile. Persecution is drawnout unfeeling and crooked treatment and control. There are numerouscases of mistreatment occurrence in places that have mascots. Forexample, Minnesota, an enthusiasm rally is held where instructors andunderstudies take on the appearance of cowhands and Indians. Besides,the cowhands holler return to the reservation. For instance, a man inKansas who looked to evacuate the mascot was sent messages fromunderstudies that undermined his home and the rape of his wife.Understanding the historical backdrop of Native Americans isparamount to comprehension of a disputable theme. For a long time theNative American group has attempted to expel mascot pictures andnames like Chief Wahoo, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs andthe Atlanta Braves (King 69).

Itis vital for individuals to be aware of the utilization of theimages` likeness to other memorable and the bigot pictures of thepast. Local Americans attempted to make due in mercilesscircumstances. The backing of these mascots brings back memories oftheir progenitors and the agony, and torment they experienced fortheir grandchildren. Therefore, the use of a sport mascot can beviewed as racism in certain contexts while it is a source of prideand respect for the sport teams. Additionally, the sport mascotdepicts success and elegance of the various teams, which take part inthe tournaments. The sport mascot also helps in enhancing of teamspirit among the team members. This enables the teams to have thepsych and the motivation to explore their potential in the course ofplaying.


King,Richard.TheNative American mascot controversy: a handbook.Lanham, Md. :

ScarecrowPress.2010. Print.