Tag Archives: mascots

When Trump connects to the sins of the past, we should listen

We are killing young black men. We are killing them on the streets, and we’re killing them with games. When they tell us there’s systematic and persistent racism, that they’re afraid for their sons, we should listen. We’re killing Native Americans. We’re abandoning them to poverty, isolation and early death. When they tell us that […]

You can’t honor a people with an insult

Skowhegan, change the name. Just change it. Stop. Look in the mirror. And do the right thing. On Monday — Columbus Day — a group of Skowhegan residents held a rally to support keeping the “Indian” mascot name for SAD 54, the last in the state to use depictions of Native Americans. They call themselves […]