Bill would require Illinois K-12 schools drop Native American mascots

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SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - Illinois lawmakers unveiled legislation that may require high schools to adopt new mascots.

A bill would require public K-12 schools with names, logos or mascots containing Native American tribes or aspects of Native American culture to change them. It’s sponsored by state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford.

“The presence of native mascots, logos and names harm native children. They harm native children,” said Megan Bang, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

She said research shows mascot names like Warriors, Indians and Braves hurt Native American kids.


One step closer to decolonization. Long overdue
 
It begins with stuff like this America but they won't stop till America is "decolonized".

Democrats are your enemy America

Democrats = WEF
 
I guess some people just have tougher skin and don’t let a school mascot like the Fighting Irish upset them as much as those In Illinois are.
They are slowly implementing controls on speech. Taking little by little.

Democrats are pure evil. If one says something that seems dumb, know their motivation for saying it is evil.

Resistance to democrats is obedience to God.
 
SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - Illinois lawmakers unveiled legislation that may require high schools to adopt new mascots.

A bill would require public K-12 schools with names, logos or mascots containing Native American tribes or aspects of Native American culture to change them. It’s sponsored by state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford.

“The presence of native mascots, logos and names harm native children. They harm native children,” said Megan Bang, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

She said research shows mascot names like Warriors, Indians and Braves hurt Native American kids.


One step closer to decolonization. Long overdue
Those jackoffs in Illinois House, surely have something better to do with their time.
 
SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) - Illinois lawmakers unveiled legislation that may require high schools to adopt new mascots.

A bill would require public K-12 schools with names, logos or mascots containing Native American tribes or aspects of Native American culture to change them. It’s sponsored by state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford.

“The presence of native mascots, logos and names harm native children. They harm native children,” said Megan Bang, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

She said research shows mascot names like Warriors, Indians and Braves hurt Native American kids.


One step closer to decolonization. Long overdue

"Decolonization" = genocide
 
Indigenous people do not all feel the same way on this issue.

Two More Universities Off NCAA’s Mascot List​


". . . Like Florida State before it, the NCAA said, Central Michigan (whose teams are known as the Chippewas) and Utah (the Utes) were able to show on appeal that they have the support of the namesake tribes. “The NCAA staff review committee noted the relationship between the universities and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Northern Ute Indian Tribe, respectively, as a significant factor,” said Bernard Franklin, the NCAA’s vice president for governance and membership.

Officials from the two institutions expressed their satisfaction at the NCAA’s reversal. “The university is pleased by the NCAA’s decision to remove CMU from the list of universities deemed to be hostile and abusive in the use of the Chippewa nickname,” Central Michigan’s president, Michael Rao, said in a news release. “CMU cherishes its ongoing relationship with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The university appreciates the NCAA’s timely response to its appeal and the university is pleased to put this chapter behind it.”

Utah’s president, Michael K. Young, said that its appeal, which it sent to the NCAA on Wednesday, was accompanied by a letter in which leaders of the Northern Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee said they were “proud of the Ute name and the culture it represents. Indeed, the Ute name and culture are the predicates of our State’s name: Utah.” Young himself said: “The university has a good, long standing relationship with the Ute Tribe. We value their support and will work closely with the Tribe to ensure that the Ute name continues to be used in an honorable and respectful manner.”
 
A bill would require public K-12 schools with names, logos or mascots containing Native American tribes or aspects of Native American culture to change them. It’s sponsored by state Rep. Maurice West, D-Rockford.

“The presence of native mascots, logos and names harm native children. They harm native children,” said Megan Bang, director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.
That's fine. The folks who support this can congratulate themselves for sparring the "hurt feelings" of native American school children and the "liberals" who care about them. Meanwhile this will not really solve any real problems. Are Native Americans discriminated against, persecuted or oppressed? Do they lack basic necessities? Will this new law if passed feed the hungry, cure the sick, employ and jobless? Maybe this is part of the "divide and conquer" strategy of the folks in power. Lets make the rubes angry and resentful that they are made to feel guilty because somebody somewhere is offended by this:
.. and then those who want to hate the rubes can feel justified in their intolerance.

Can't we just get along and help each other?
 

Washington Redskins name controversy

Following the February 2013 symposium "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, 10 members of Congress sent a letter to the Redskins' owner and the NFL Commissioner requesting that the name be changed since it is offensive to Native Americans. In response, Daniel Snyder told USA Today: "We'll never change the name. ... It's that simple. NEVER—you can use caps."[137] Snyder addressed an open letter to fans that was published in The Washington Post on October 9, 2013; in which he stated that the most important meaning of the name is the association that fans have with memories of their personal history with the team. Snyder also states that the name was chosen in 1933 to honor Native Americans in general and the coach and four players at that time who were Native American; and that in 1971 coach George Allen consulted with the Red Cloud Indian Fund on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when designing the logo.[138] In 2013, the Red Cloud Athletic Fund sent a letter to the Washington Post stating that "As an organization, Red Cloud Indian School has never—and will never—endorse the use of the name 'Redskins'. Like many Native American organizations across the country, members of our staff and extended community find the name offensive."
 

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