Oregon Board of Education to debate use of Indian mascots

Indian mascots are on the agenda when the Oregon Board of Education meets next month.

A Department of Education advisory committee recommended getting rid of all Indian mascots and imagery by September 2011. But the deadline has come and gone without substantial action.

"As a community, we were very hopeful that this incredibly racist practice would be discontinued," Nichole Maher, the executive director of the Native American Youth and Family Center, told The Oregonian.

The board meeting takes place March 8-9 and is open to the public.

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