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Opinion
Oglala Sioux Student: Mascots perpetuate racism


"Would you prance around on a football field with a painted black face and an afro wig trying to imitate your perceptions of black people? Of course not, that would be insulting to say the least. Yet why has it been an exception to do so to Natives for more than a century?

This is a query that has gone unanswered since the �relocation� of the Natives in the late 1800s.

As long as Native mascots, logos and team names remain a part of school athletic programs, both Native and non-Native children are being taught to perpetuate racism and stereotyping."

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