Maine To Ban Indigenous Names, Imagery for Public School Mascots


May 2, 2019 - 5:00
Maine To Ban Indigenous Names, Imagery for Public School Mascots

[caption id="attachment_74649" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Protesters at the Change the Mascot Rally on November 2, 2014, in Minneapolis. (Shutterstock.com)[/caption] Maine moved one step closer to banning the use of Native American names and imagery for its public school mascots on April 29. A Democratic-sponsored bill passed along party lines in a 88-49 vote in the Maine House of Representatives. The bill, introduced by Representative Ben Collings (D-Portland), would ban public schools and higher education institutions from using...

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