the “Original Americans” and Self-Serving Philanthropy

Last August, I wrote a piece on “The Fascination and Frustration with Native American Mascots” for the Society Pages.  I wrote about how sporting clubs’ used Native American names, imagery, and metaphors as a vehicle for identification. I drew lines from the historical roots of mascotry, through its racialization in the early twentieth century, and explored how their continued use… Continue Reading the “Original Americans” and Self-Serving Philanthropy