Petition to Remove Racist East Peoria HS Mascot

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Turner “Hooch” Grishaw
Nov 1, 2020
Our mascot is Racist and it’s disrespectful towards black people.

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Laurel Davis-Delano
Sep 18, 2020
There is a new journal article that summarizes the research findings on the effects of Native American mascots. This article can be downloaded for free. If you click this link and then click "PDF" you can download the article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2020.1772221?fbclid=IwAR16VIhDjdYzxBZlh2gRZx0yfRjRhIsJdn-WJgSwyRDPJcYU37PzwjiN8T4

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Corina Horn
Sep 4, 2020
Because it’s wrong ! It’s 2020! Time to show respect and compassion for other races .

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Lin Westler
Sep 3, 2020
The use of this mascot both misrepresents the cultural heritage of the indigenous groups of people and trivializes it.

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Regina Tsosie
Sep 2, 2020
It's the RIGHT thing to do!

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Mikaela Mitchell
Aug 29, 2020
I don’t like racism

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Rachel E. Weiss
Aug 24, 2020
I graduated from EPCHS in 2005. I had a vague understanding that the mascot was wrong, but I just accepted it as the way things were. It never crossed my mind that I could speak out against it. This sort of imagery tokenizes Native Americans, and it is unacceptable. EPCHS, it's long since time for a change.

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Lindsay Bailey
Aug 24, 2020
I stand up against racism

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Amanda Barr
Aug 21, 2020
It's time already. Thousands of native organizations have said so, the American Psychological Association, the NFL, the NCAA. My own petition has made the AP Wire and been featured in the Washington Post- don't be like my school and suffer national shame for refusing to address this.

https://www.change.org/p/savannah-r3-school-district-board-change-the-savannah-r-iii-schools-mascot-no-more-savages

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Christian Legler
Aug 20, 2020
Period!