Great article. People forget that this is still an issue in a lot of high schools around the country. When my daughter entered high school, we also noticed a cartoon indian caricature in the school gym. The indian had a huge nose and looked like something out of the movie Peter Pan. I wrote a letter to our community paper and the school board to express my displeasure. Soon after, the Southern California Indian Center came to my rescue. To make a long story short, a measure to ban Indian mascots in public schools in the state of California was drawn up. The measure passed the appropriate committees, passed the state assembly and the state senate. It finally ended up on the desk of Governor Schwarzenegger to sign into law. Unfortunately, our ex-governor passed the buck and threw it back dow to the local levels. We should have had a clue when he told Californian's that the Indians were ripping them off. It's all about educating the parents, teachers and kids attending the schools with Indian mascots. One Armenian student stated, "It doesn't matter anyway because all Indians are dead". See what I mean? Don't give up!
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 17:17