I believe that the hidden agenda behind Indian mascots and logos is about cultural, spiritual and intellectual exploitation. Therefore, the real issues are about power and control. These negative ethnic images are driven by those that want to define other ethnic groups and control their images. To me, power and control is the ability to make you believe that someone's truth is the absolute truth. Furthermore, it's the ability to define a reality and to get other people to affirm that reality as if it were their own.

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights (2001)

Statement of U.S. Commission On Civil Rights On The Use Of Native American Images And Nicknames As Sports Symbols - 04/16/01


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