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Letter: Ban liberal bigotry, not Indian mascots

Ban bigotry, not mascots

The Roseburg School District dropped its legal challenge to the state ban on Indian mascots because the district was told it would most likely lose this court challenge. As the son of a Chickasaw, I’ll argue that the Roseburg School District needs to hire a better lawyer.

The State School Board, comprised mostly of white liberals, is not seeking to ban white school mascots, such as the Scots or the Fighting Irish; it has singled out Indian mascots. In doing so, these white liberal school board members are teaching our children racist stereotyping of Indians, and that Indians are somehow inferior to other mascots of race. Anyone who demonstrates this kind of bigotry should be fired on the spot.

Rather than force the State School Board to ban all mascots of race, Republican State Sen. Jeff Kruse of Roseburg is using common sense and has drafted legislation to curb such rampant bigotry. I write to urge all State representatives to join Senator Kruse in standing up against liberal bigotry that shamelessly teaches our children, at taxpayer expense, racist stereotyping of Indians.

Liberal bigotry, not Indian Mascots, is what needs to go.

Christopher Dunn

Eugene


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