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Indian Mascots

It is High Time for America to Grow Up

Tim Giago | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Tim Giago

Even before the kickoff, the FSU fans were flaunting their painted faces and chanting their grade-B movie Indian chant, and doing the infamous tomahawk chop. "Yes, we are killers; we are savages who will use our tomahawks to take your scalps."

Dept. Of Education: Native American Mascots Here to Stay In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.04.2013 | Detroit

The U.S. Department of Education dismissed a Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) complaint regarding the use of Native Americans as school masc...

Mascots, Ignorance and Racism

Tim Giago | Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports
Tim Giago

It is much more difficult to fight ignorance than racism. In a way, ignorance and racism are one in the same, but until white and black Americans walk one mile in our moccasins, they will never see the difference.

In Whose Honor?

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

The Cleveland fans say the team is named to "honor" Sockalexis. It is not an honor to be mimicked, aped, ridiculed and insulted every Saturday and Sunday in the name of sports.