Discussion Board: Mascots
Supporters of Indians as mascots offer that they are honoring Native Americans, yet the images and names posed for the Black, Mexican, and Chinese sports teams are patently offensive.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2018/08/02/my-caucasians-shirt-exposes-hypocrisy-over-racist-logos-redskins-column/888706002/Discussion board instructions
Discussion board instructions
Review the attached document(s) or video(s) and use one or more of the questions listed below as a guide and basis for discussion with your classmates. Guidelines are to complete each post before the due date with a minimum of between 75 – 100 words. Include in your posts some concepts and vocabulary from the assigned video or document, textbook, and/or lecture slides to demonstrate your understanding of the lesson for the module.
Mandatory question prompts:
Why do Indian mascots persist when there are no similar mascots from other demographic groups?
Optional question prompts:
What about the video/activity/reading was most surprising to you or intrigued you the most?
How would you apply what you have learned?
How does the video/activity/reading remind you of a personal event or story?
How does the video/activity/reading relate to concepts you learned in class or from the text?
Part A: Your first post is due Wednesday and should include answers to the questions and end with an original question of your own for your classmates to answer.
Part B: Your additional posts, due no later than Sunday will include answering 2 of your classmates’ questions.
Part A is worth 10 points and part B is worth 10 points totaling 20 points for this assignment.
Use the classroom discussion board so everyone may review all the posts.