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Wide Right: Why The Ncaa's Policy On The American Indian Mascot Issue Misses The Mark, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Seth Harper May 2010

Wide Right: Why The Ncaa's Policy On The American Indian Mascot Issue Misses The Mark, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Seth Harper

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Of the many civil rights and social justice issues that continue to cloud United States race relations, one persists in dividing parties: the use of American Indian mascots and imagery by collegiate and professional athletic teams. Scholars and academics weigh in annually on this divisive issue, while certain university administration officials vigorously defend continued use of Native American mascots and monikers at their institutions. Across the United States, various university officials and alumni debate the continued use of mascots such as the “Fighting Sioux,” the “Running Utes” and “Chief Illiniwek.” In a broader context, the mistreatment and abuse of American ...


A Furious Kinship: Critical Race Theory And The Hip Hop Nation, André Douglas Pond Cummings Jan 2010

A Furious Kinship: Critical Race Theory And The Hip Hop Nation, André Douglas Pond Cummings

andré douglas pond cummings

Two explosive movements were born in the United States in the 1970s. While the founding of both movements was humble and lightly noticed, both grew to become global phenomena that have profoundly changed the world. Founded by prescient agitators, these two movements were borne of disaffect, disappointment, and near desperation—a desperate need to give voice to oppressed and dispossessed peoples. America in the 1970s bore witness to the founding of two furious movements: Critical Race Theory and Hip Hop. Critical Race Theory was founded as a response to what had been deemed a sputtering civil rights agenda in the ...