As part of an effort to close what Washington state education officials call a "widening gap" between Native American students and their white counterparts, the Washington State Board of Education is asking all schools in that state to do away with Native American mascots.
Seattle’s King5.com reported, “Education officials point to studies that show self-esteem issues among Native American students.” Last May, neighboring state Oregon’s Board of Education voted to ban Native American mascots, nicknames and logos.
According to the American Indian Cultural Support website, in Massachusetts there are currently 29 high schools that have Native American mascots– including 16 Indians, nine Warriors, including Foxborough and King Philip in Wrentham, two Red Raiders, one Redskins and one Braves.
So Foxborough, we want to know ...
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