Oregon considers banning Native American mascots

Mar 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: St. Cloud Times Online

SALEM, Ore. - Angry at a halftime show depicting a bare-chested Native American boy with a target painted on his skin, Che Butler set out to force the Molalla Indians and 14 other Oregon high schools to stop using mascots and nicknames that depict American Indians.

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darryn

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May 11, 2012
 
get over yourselves!!! i'm american indian myself have been for a very long time & this generation of little indians whining & complaining of someone using something that looks & sounds like indians is not offensive. What's offensive to me is you complaining about something that has happened 200 yrs ago !!!!!!!!!!
Marilyn

Riddle, OR

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May 20, 2012
 
I can't believe people are so narrow minded. I would think to have a school named after Native Americans would make them proud. I'm sure when these schools were named it was because they admired the Native Americans. Also, the school named Warriors may not despict Indians at all. It could be Vikings or any other warriors. The people should vote or even the Tribes in Oregon.
Joan

Roseburg, OR

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Jun 11, 2012
 
What about other people and nationalities, such as the Irish, Celtics, or even the Patriots? Is this any different? I am Native American and have nothing but respect for the schools who choose to honor the great Indian Nation by using their name as a mascot!
American

Cherokee Village, AR

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Jun 22, 2012
 
racist
they want to send the American mascots to a reservation
As they did with the poor Indians Native American

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