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Jack Shakley’s “Indian Mascots- You’re Out” published on the op-ed page of the LA times, he impacted readers about the argument over professional and college sport teams whose mascots are using Native American names. Shakley is the former chair of the Los Angeles city/county Native American Commission. The author describes the history of using Indian mascots and how it hurt a group of people. He wants readers to know that it is necessary to remove Native American names and mascots from college and professional teams. Jack Shakley uses three strategies to present his argument to show his attitude to remove Indian mascots in teams.
Shakley begins his essay with his personal experience. Shakley is an Indian himself, he thought “I felt a (misplaced) loyalty to the Indians.”(520). So he bought the Cleveland cap and hurt his mother’s heart by wearing this cap with the Chief Wahoo logo on it. His mother, who fights against Indian stereotypes all her life, felt betrayed. He felt as if he should be loyal to his Indian descent. By the last word “forever”, we know that it makes him believe that Indian mascot should be removed form college and professional teams. By using his own story, it is a good way to draw reader’s attention on his essay. And by this story, he shows that he has the creditability to write this essay and why he wants the Indian mascots removed from the teams.
In his following paragraph, Shakley made a transition from his own story to public stories. Despite to relying on ethos, Shakley uses pathos making us feel that Indian mascots are bad to have as mascots. He took University of North Dakota as an example at first. The University of North Dakota was forced to change his mascot. He took this example for the people who are not Indian to show them that Indian people actually do not like the teams with Indian mascots. He uses University of Illinois’ Fighting Illini as an example. He thought even though an Indian nation, it has to be abandoned, because it...

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