If At The End Of His Speech You Still Think That Mascot ‘Honors’ Him, You’re Still Missing The Point
There's been a long-standing debate surrounding sports teams with names and mascots derived from Native American people. Some argue that these names are "paying tribute" or "honoring" Native Americans, but this moving speech from 15-year-old Dahkota Brown sheds much-needed perspective on on how these team names affect students like himself.
Still not convinced? Check out the Center for American Progress' recently released report, "Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth" for a detailed breakdown of why this conversation is so very important.