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NCAA committee to take up Indian mascots


The NCAA's Executive Committee is meeting on Thursday to discuss the use of Indian mascots at its member schools.

The executive committee will draft a policy on mascots but will not call for an outright ban. That suggestion has already been rejected by the NCAA's Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.

The minority committee asked more than 30 schools to justify their use of Indian imagery, symbols and themes. Some schools, like Florida State University, said tribes supported their mascots. The Seminole Tribe of Florida backs the "Seminoles" but the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma opposes it.

Get the Story:
Indian mascots again under scrutiny (The St. Petersburg Times 8/3)
Will Indian icons stay on the team? (The Dallas Morning News 8/3)
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Relevant Links:
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee - http://www1.ncaa.org/eprise/main/
membership/governance/assoc-wide/moic/index.html

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media - http://www.aimovement.org/ncrsm

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