Change the Redmen Name
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In 2016 a Task Force created by McGill itself on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education found there were “past usages of the name 'Indians' to refer to men’s teams, and 'Squaws' or 'Super Squaws' to refer to women’s athletics teams, as well as phrases such as ‘Indians on the warpath’ and ‘Redman scalped’ that appeared in McGill media”.
Even after an official report of said behavior, McGill continues to use the Redmen name, being fully aware of its connotations, historical outrageous, offensive use, and incredibly negative sociological and emotional effects on Indigenous students.
It is time for McGill to take action.
We must address the legitimate historic reality of the Redmen name when McGill won’t.
We must stop this detrimental and harmful to the experiences of Indigenous students at McGill name.
If you agree that it is time to end the usage of a name inherently rooted in racialized and stereotypicalized views of Indigenous people, please add your voice in calling for an immediate change onto McGill to change the Redmen name.
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