Resolution on Racialized Mascots

At the 2016 NASSH Business Meeting, the membership of the North American Society for Sport History resolved the following:

  • RESOLVED, that the North American Society for Sport History condemns the continued use of racist stereotype images, logos and mascots in sports and institutions of education; and be it
  • RESOLVED, that the North American Society for Sport History hereby opposes the use of racialized Indigenous images, logos, names, and mascots in sport for both commercial and educational purposes.

For the complete resolution, see: Resolution on Racialized Mascots

The resolution was constructed by an ad hoc committee chaired by Victoria Paraschak, and including Christine O’Bonsawin, Gabe Logan, and Jennifer Guiliano.

For further literature on the topic of racialized mascots, see The Fascination and Frustration with Native Americans.