Retire the North Side Indian mascot

Retire the North Side Indian mascot

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Kevin Rasberry started this petition to Ms. Dorothy Black and

This mascot is a racist stereotype. There are over 20 mascots in this school district and this is the ONLY one that represents a group of people.  

In an email reply I received from the school principal, he stated  "There has been some discussion around the school's mascot.  We have already started removing some images that might seem offensive from our campus.  We are constantly looking for better ways to be more inclusive and welcoming to all within our community.  My leadership team will continue the dialog with district officials about this topic." 

They know it is offensive. Yet they have not changed it.  That is very disappointing. 

 

The vision statement for North Side High School states "The North Side High School faculty and staff will create a safe learning environment in which students will succeed not only in school, but also as productive citizens instilled with core values. Establishing these opportunities for students will allow them to grow academically, individually, and socially in a global society."

The current mascot of the school (Indians) does not create a safe learning environment or instill core values.  It fosters racism and perpetuates stereotypes. It is the only such mascot in the district and it is time for a change.

Stereotypical Native American logos do not support sound educational practice because they interfere with a school's efforts to provide accurate information related to the history and culture of Native American tribes. 

Jackson-Madison County School System should lead the way in educating the public regarding this issue. This is not a trivial matter; but a step in combatting the larger obstacles of poverty, education, housing, and health care that face many Native Americans.

 

 

 

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