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Neshaminy School District can keep ‘Redskins’ name, but must educate students to prevent stereotypes, state commission says

“The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on Monday voted that the Neshaminy School District can continue to use the name Redskins for its athletic teams, but must educate students about Native American history to prevent stereotypes. The commission, which met in…

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Follow up on Neshaminy mascot hearings

Arla Patch reported on the January 10, 2019 hearing: The use of Native names, slurs, images and symbols is a stark reminder of how colonized our communities still are. Donna Fann-Boyle (Chocktaw/Cherokee) has persisted for over four years to educate…

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Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Cleveland Indians’ Decision to Retire ‘Racist’ Logo

Paul Chaat Smith, one of the curators of “Americans,” a new exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is unambiguous in his thoughts about Chief Wahoo, the symbol which, it was recently announced, will be removed from the Cleveland Indians baseball…

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Stereotypic symbols could act as “primers” for other stereotypes.

Dr. Chu Kim-Prieto,  assistant professor of psychology at The College of New Jersey, tested to see if simply observing and reading about Native American sports symbols would increase respondents’ prejudices about Asian-Americans, an unrelated racial group at TCNJ and at…

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