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What about those Indian mascots?


  • Lech Dharma 6 years ago

    One of the cornerstones of Fascism is when "the state" grants itself the power to determine---and enforce---the "political correctness" of the language and symbols used within a community. The fact that a school would still be able to use their "unapproved" mascot name or imagery by paying a $1000/month "fine" does not alter the fact that legislation like this amounts to "state" censorship of freedom of speech. "Society", itself, should determine what appropriate "social norms" are---not government.

    American Indians do not have exclusive "rights" to the words and images associated with them anymore than black Americans "own" the "n" word, or white Americans own the words "honky" or "whitey."

    The appropriateness or "inappropriateness" of certain words and images are for individual families, individual communities, and American "society" to determine---not legislative bodies.

  • student 6 years ago

    i am a student at lamar high school and yes we are the savages but look savages up in the dictionary it says nothing about native americans. dosn't colorado legislature have anything better to do then trying to be "political correct"? another thing they should think about befor they go and try to pass this law think about how much money this would cost the school every single one of our sports jersys say savages on them do you have any idea how much it costs for football jersys alone? not to mention all the other sports.

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