• Where’s the Honor? Attitudes Toward the “Fighting Sioux” Nickname and Logo

    Author(s):
    Dana Williams (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Sociology
    Subject(s):
    Race relations, Sports--Social aspects, Indians as mascots, Sports team mascots, Universities and colleges
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    sports, race and ethnicity, native american, race politics, mascots
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/7dk6-jn12
    Abstract:
    The purpose of this research was to explore support for Native American sports nicknames. A survey of students at the University of North Dakota, a school with substantial Native student enrollment, was conducted to determine support or opposition to the school’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo. A majority of Native American and a minority of White students thought that the nickname conveyed disrespect and argued for change. Although the study was situated within Bonilla-Silva’s theory of “new racism,” the results indicated that a frame of color-blind racism provided an inadequate explanation of attitudes toward these nicknames.
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