The Use of Imagery and Nicknames with Native American Heritage

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For a long time the use of Native American surnames, imageries, and representation has
Been in deliberation for decades. Depending on what side your perspective is on the subject, it can
Be either characterized as malicious or a tribute to the Native American Heritage. Numerous Social
Groups, Religious and Civil Rights Organizations, and individual Educational Institutions think that
Specific use of racial surnames is labeling to a specific ethnic group and must be abolished. Largely
A large number of people not affiliated with the Native American race feel that if a sports franchise
Or school uses their ethnical background as a surname and imageries are idolizing their heritage. The
Native American heritage was built on
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For a long time the use of Native American surnames, imageries, and representation has
Been in deliberation for decades. Depending on what side your perspective is on the subject, it can
Be either characterized as malicious or a tribute to the Native American Heritage. Numerous Social
Groups, Religious and Civil Rights Organizations, and individual Educational Institutions think that
Specific use of racial surnames is labeling to a specific ethnic group and must be abolished. Largely
A large number of people not affiliated with the Native American race feel that if a sports franchise
Or school uses their ethnical background as a surname and imageries are idolizing their heritage. The
Native American heritage was built on heroism, courage, tribal recognition, and combat capabilities
And when surnames are chosen it is to honor their heritage and not to criticize or mock their history.
Most sports team nicknames are based on integrity, respect, dignity, distinction, and
Reputation, otherwise the sports franchise or schools would not have picked it. Many distinctive
Nicknames are to honor specific animals, historical (person, places, or things), and city/state
Affiliation. In some cases, it is to honor an ethnic heritage for historical purposes. A sports team
Wouldn’t use a name unless it was to honor a specific person, place, or thing for its past historical
Effect on the city, state, county, or university for which the name was chosen. According to the