The Psychosocial Effects of Native American Mascots

August 22, 2021
Photo of Joe GoneApproximately 2,000 teams in the U.S. utilize Native American mascots, the majority of which are associated with schools.  Harvard Anthropology Professor Joe Gone and colleagues recently produced a comprehensive review of psychological literature to show that these mascots have direct negative effects on Native Americans, and that they activate and reflect stereotyping and prejudice among non-Native persons.  See their publication.