A Question of Honor: Chief Wahoo and American Indian Stereotype Activation Among a University Based Sample

  title={A Question of Honor: Chief Wahoo and American Indian Stereotype Activation Among a University Based Sample},
  author={Scott Freng and Cynthia Willis-Esqueda},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={577 - 591}
ABSTRACT For over 30 years, a debate has raged regarding the appropriateness of high school, university, and professional sports teams using American Indian mascots. Proponents of such mascots state that these images are traditions and honor Indigenous People. Opponents of these images argue that the symbols foster stereotypes (Pewewardy, 1999) and negatively affect American Indians (Fryberg, Markus, Oyserman, & Stone, 2008). The purpose of this investigation was to examine if exposure to an… Expand
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