. In Case You Missed It – Legislation Would Pay Pennsylvania Schools to Eliminate Native Mascots « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – In a memorandum last week to other House members, Rapp asked his colleagues to co-sponsor the legislation in the upcoming session.  “Many public schools and sports teams across Pennsylvania use or refer to Indigenous culture in their mascots and logos,” Rapp wrote. “Decades of social science research have shown how derogatory mascots have a serious negative psychological and social impact on those with an Indigenous heritage. “For far too long, Indigenous peoples have faced discrimination, disrespect, and violence. We must not remain complicit in the perpetuation of these harmful practices which encourage bullying and other forms of abuse.”

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