Change the Redskin Name!

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Change the Redskin Name!

One school has already started to make a change!Source: WKBW

It is time American schools stopped using "Redskin" for a mascot!

Using the word Redskin is racist. “Here in Minnesota, we have 11 proud tribal nations, but only 150 years ago, their ancestors, men and women, elders and children, were hunted and murdered for profit. This was a government-funded policy of genocide. The pain of this brutal and shameful history is still with us.”--Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)

Where did the term "Redskin" come from?"In 1755...captain general and governor in chief of the province of Massachusetts Bay, issued a proclamation promoting the murderig of Amerian Indians, and placing bounties on their heads, scalps, and skin. The term "red skins" was first used to describe this bounty placed on Native Americans."-Indians Are a People, Not Mascots, pg. 365.

The Oneida Nation has worked tirelessly to ban the use of the "R" word. They especially want the Washington Redskins to change their name! Check out their website at www.changethemascot.org

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO MAKE A CHANGE?


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