Wisconsin school mascots

Education
3:53 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Letter Asks 31 Wisconsin School Districts to Drop "Indian" 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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Sports Mascots Took on Racial Overtones and Criticism 100 Years Ago

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Chief Illiniwek mascot was retired in 2007.
Credit flickr.com/soundfromwayout

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


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Politics & Government
2:01 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wisconsin May Add Steps for Removing Race-Based School Mascots

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

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Politics & Government
1:00 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New Standards Proposed for Changing School Mascots

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.

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