Change West Torrance High School's Racist Mascot

Change West Torrance High School's Racist Mascot

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Kori Malia started this petition to West Torrance High School

West High Warrior's mascot needs to change. 

The mascot of West Torrance High School in California is a Native American man with feathers in his hair. The misrepresentation of the Indigenous people of North America through derogatory and harmful mascots is degrading, perpetuates racist stereotypes, and does not acknowledge the oppression and genocide of Indigenous people by the United States government. West High School is located on stolen land that once belonged to the Indigenous Gabrielino Tongva people. West High's mascot exploits Indigenous cultures and promotes white supremacy and continual violence against Native Americans.

1. We demand that before the start of the Fall 2020 school year, West High's racist mascot be immediately removed and replaced with one that does not appropriate any culture.

2. We ask that the high school acknowledge the fault of the Native American mascot and explain the reason for the change.

In the international movement for the rights of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) people, racist monuments are being removed and harmful mascots are being replaced. We can not be complacent with racism on any level of our society. Now is the time to speak out about the injustices in our communities.

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