Host Paul Roland with guest Jacqueline Keeler on racist stereotypes, sports mascots and more
When Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry kicked off their social media campaign against Nike's use of the Cleveland Indians' offensive "Chief Wahoo" image a few weeks ago, they had no idea it would snowball into a growing public conversation about the harmful impact these caricatured and stereotyped images have, not just on Native Americans, but on public consciousness and in enabling largely unconscious racist attitudes. Using new media like Facebook and Twitter to amplify their voices and impact, Keeler and many others have created new space for calling attention to offensive and racist stereotyping and behavior.
Links and contact info from today's show:
Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry on Facebook and Twitter:
National Congress of American Indians:
Jacqueline Keeler's article for Salon.com:
- Length: 55:17 minutes (50.62 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)