Wisconsin school mascots

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association asks schools to change their "Indian" team names and logos, "out of respect for Wisconsin Native nations."

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As Wisconsin lawmakers debate the rules for challenging race-based school mascots, we learn they've raised divergent opinions for decades.


An Assembly committee has advanced a bill, requiring people who want to change a school nickname to gather signatures and prove discriminatory effects.

Republican legislators are proposing four requirements for changing a school mascot in Wisconsin. Until now, just one person had to object, on the basis of race.