Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Indian Mascot ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Indian Mascot
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: thesmartguy-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 22:02 PDT
Expires: 12 May 2006 22:02 PDT
Question ID: 718412
Can someone tell me why using Indian Mascot offensive?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Indian Mascot
From: nelson-ga on 13 Apr 2006 03:35 PDT
It isn't.  It should be seen as a flattering honor, a tribute to the
bravery and fortitude of those whose land we stole.  Some people just
take political correctness to an absurd extreme.
Subject: Re: Indian Mascot
From: myoarin-ga on 13 Apr 2006 04:44 PDT
I agree with Nelson, but it could depend on how the mascot is
represented.  Say, if a sports team has someone dressed up as an
Indian dancing around with the cheerleaders, members of "the First
Nations" (as the Canadians say) could take offense, especially if the
costume was incorrect, or the person carried on in a way that that
made fun of his role or simply was silly.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy