Archive for the ‘Sports’ category American Indian mascots are a popular choice for sports teams. Controversy has raged, however, about whether such mascots encourage stereotypes about native Americans. New research suggests that there may be a problem of another sort entirely — the use of these mascots seems to increase stereotyping of other groups. The implications of the research [...]

Playing It Safe

December 4th, 2009

There has been a lot of chatter recently about New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick’s decision to take a chance on a fourth down play — a decision that turned out badly. You don’t have to be a sports fan to be interested in the larger phenomenon the issue raises. We say we like to [...]