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Native American Imagery in American Sports: Fair or Foul? Panel Discussion Presented by Baruch College's Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

NEW YORK, NY - September 7, 2016 -—The press and public are invited to a seminar on Native American Imagery in American Sports on September 8 hosted by The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College.

From the Washington Redskins to the Cleveland Indians and the Florida State Seminoles to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, North American sports teams are rife with Native American-themed nicknames, mascots and logos. Many Americans don’t think twice about this fact. However, for many others, these team names and associated imagery are an added insult in the cruel history of our nation’s indigenous people. They see their culture bastardized and their traditions mocked as professional and collegiate teams seemingly appropriate Native American identity to sell tickets and merchandise.


  • M. Andre Billeaudeaux, Executive Director, Native American Guardians Association;
  • William Brotherton, Partner, Brotheron Law Firm
  • Marc Edelman, Professor of Law, Baruch College and Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney
  • Paul Lukas, Columnist,
  • Simon Moya-Smith, Contributing Columnist, CNN

David Rosenberg, Director, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Professor of Law at Baruch College will moderate.

Event Details:

WHAT: Native American Imagery in American Sports: Fair or Foul?

WHEN:  Thursday, September 8, 2016

           12:00 pm - Registration and Lunch

           12:45 pm - Presentation

WHERE: Baruch College

               151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues)

               Room 750

Register online here, or contact Matthew LePere at (646) 312-3231 or e-mail


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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