|3/16/2012 9:56:00 AM|
|Oregon Department of Education Seeks Feedback on Native American Mascot Issue|
The Oregon State Board of Education is reviewing current policy and practices in public schools regarding the use of race-based mascots displaying Native American names and images. In Oregon, at least fifteen public high schools currently use race-based Native American mascots. The Board is reviewing a growing body of social science literature, civil rights standards, and empirical research that indicates the use of race-based mascots promotes discrimination, pupil harassment, and stereotyping.
The Oregon Department of Education has launched a website to provide information on this topic and gather feedback from around the state.
Visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3575 to learn more.
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