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ERIC Number: EJ905389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
The "Fighting Sioux" Conflict: Lessons on Social Justice for Higher Education
Phillips, Amy; Rice, Dan
Equity & Excellence in Education, v43 n4 p511-526 2010
Conflict over the University of North Dakota's (UND) "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname has been protracted and bitter, lasting over 40 years. This article presents four explanations for UND's status as one of the last universities to maintain a Native American nickname and logo: the dynamics of racism, the power of booster culture, North Dakota cultural features, and the influence of a wealthy donor. The article contributes to an understanding of how American Indian sports monikers and images represent the intractable nature of institutionalized white privilege and reflect the consequent failure of educational systems to promote social justice. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota