Dancing at Halftime: Sports and the Controversy Over American Indian Mascots
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BeschreibungA Poignant Exploration Of An Explosive Subject Sports fans love to don paint and feathers to cheer on teams with names like the Washington Redskins, but outside the stadiums American Indians aren't cheering--they're yelling "racism." While American Indian Movement protestors burn effigies, Carol Spindel listens to both activists and the fans who resent their attacks. Inside hearing rooms and high schools, she questions linguists, lawyers, and university alumni. This book reminds us that in America, Indians are often our symbolic servants expressing our longings to become "native" Americans in order to feel at home in our own land.
Pressestimmen"Yesterday's racism we recognize and we are embarrassed by it. Today's racism we often do not recognize until we read something like Carol Spindel's clear and fascinating message in Dancing at Halftime."-Senator Paul Simon,
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 308 Seiten