Change the North Haven Indian Mascot

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Lauren Camacho
6 years ago
I went to a high school with an Indian mascot, and as part Native American by my ancestry I want to see this practice stopped. I am not a mascot, and neither are any other race of people. Times need to change.

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Josh Stern
6 years ago
Guilford's mascot is also the Indian, and I would like to change this.

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Ronnie Neuhauser
6 years ago
This Native American genocide, sterilization of native women, slave labor of their children leading to many deaths, and washing away their culture is not taught in our educational system. This has led to a disturbing situation where ignorance of this history has many folks oblivious to how painful these symbols are. It's important we set the record straight.

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Eva Newell
7 years ago
As a member of the cape sable Wampanoag tribe of Nova Scotia, living in Connecticut, whose ancestors fled New England to escape being slaughtered, if you want to honor the Native Americans this country sought to wipe off the map, at least teach an accurate course in Native American History, rather than making human beings as mascots and logos. We do not feel honored.

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Phil Birge-Liberman
7 years ago
It's an offensive and demeaning term that should not be used in the 21st century. Just because some white residents are not offended by the term, doesn't mean that it's not demeaning. Tradition should not be the justification for keeping an outdated, offensive and demeaning mascot; traditions must change as our society evolves, otherwise women not being allowed to vote and slavery would still be traditions. The first selectman has made it clear that he wants to draw young college graduates to town and there are 2 ways to do this: 1). craft an image of the town as progressive and forward-looking (as opposed to conservative and backward-looking); and 2). show a genuine respect for multiculturalism.

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Robyn Silev
7 years ago
We need to end the appropriation of Native culture in American culture.

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Shanelle Robinson
7 years ago
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cora Perrone
7 years ago
I am signing because I belive in civil rights. Just because the opposition currently has more signatureson a petition does not make them right. Many that are not hurt by this stereotype do not want to make a change. This has nothing to do with the school's past but how move forward in eliminating negative and offensive stereotypes.









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Valerie Niederhoffer
7 years ago
I heard that "Redskins" is a word that was used to describe the scalp of an Indian that was shown as proof that an Indian had been killed. How about calling the team the Rednecks!

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James McGuire
7 years ago
Racial slurs and stereotypes shouldn't be used as mascots -- the school is demeaned by their use!