Redskins Mascot Controversy
1. Write the title of the article and the author's name.
BY ALESSANDRA POTENZA | FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
2. Write a brief summary--what is the main idea presented in the article?
Insult or Honor? And TEAMS & TRIBES
3. Lift a line--choose something from the article that you think is particularly interesting. Copy the line word for word and then explain why you chose it.
Many Native American groups, lawmakers, and fans are pressuring the NFL team to change its name and mascot. They say it’s offensive, even racist, and have targeted the team with lawsuits, letters, a prime-time TV commercial, and a Twitter campaign. In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed: It stripped the Redskins of its trademark registration, saying that “this racial designation based on skin color is disparaging to Native Americans.”
I choose this article because it's very discripetive and show how far someone would go to defend their race. Why even make that a team name, sure we have different skin tones but if really look at it were all the same, so why can't we be treated the same?
4. Make a text-to text connection. How does your article relate to the one we read yesterday?
The two text relate because they both talk about the team name, the mascot, and the picture. And they both also talk about the native Americans tribes.