Anthropological Association Takes a Stand in Native American Mascot Debate

It took a year and a half, but Bernard Perley‘s efforts to get the American Anthropological Association to make a public statement condemning the use of American Indian imagery and names as sports mascots has been fulfilled. See American Anthropological Association’s Press Release.

Professor Perley had had great support from the Language and Social Justice Group and the Society for Linguistic Anthropology as well as AAA President Monica Heller (a linguistic anthropologist) and AAA Executive Director Ed Liebow.