American Indian Permission for Mascots: Resistance or Complicity within Rhetorical Colonialism?

  title={American Indian Permission for Mascots: Resistance or Complicity within Rhetorical Colonialism?},
  author={D. Endres},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={649 - 689}
  • D. Endres
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs
In 2005 the National Collegiate Athletic Association banned the use of American Indian symbols such as mascots, nicknames, and imagery in post-season sporting events. However, several universities successfully appealed this decision by demonstrating permission from eponymous American Indian nations. The focus of this essay is on the rhetorical implications of this permission argument within American Indian rhetoric about American Indian mascots, nicknames, and imagery. Drawing from the lens of… Expand

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