Change Sewanhaka high schools Mascot!

Change Sewanhaka high schools Mascot!

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The mascot for Sewanhaka High school, a Long Island school, is an “Indian” also known as a Native American. If you didn’t know, Indians are located in South Asia. Native Americans however are from North America. Not only are they calling Natives the wrong name, but they are also cultural appropriating this race. Sewanhaka high school can be considered a diverse school but it is not a predominately Native American school. To have students dress up in feathers And different outfits that belong to Natives is disrespectful. They do not understand the history behind these outfits and accessories. They most likely do not know much about Native history in general because Native history is not taught in school. Calling Indigenous people an Indian and making them mascots has a negative connotation behind it. Not only were there people killed off almost to extinction, but they have faces racism for almost their whole existence. It’s time for a change. People of color and allies must come together and stop this once and for all. We are all brothers and sisters. We should be paying eachother respect. Humans are not a fictional character or an animal. They should NOT be a mascot to entertain people. Getting this mascot to be changed will bring us one step closer to allowing people to see the wrong doings in today’s society! 

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