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Oregon Board of Education ends use of Indian mascots (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

The Portland Oregonian reports that the Oregon State Board of Education has enacted a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation to end the use of American Indian themed school mascots. At least 15 Oregon schools will have to get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk losing state funding.

The new policy passed by a 5-1 vote Thursday afternoon.

"I'm overwhelmed, but I'm holding back on my emotions — I have a meeting to finish," said board Chairwoman Brenda Frank, a citizen of the Klamath Tribes. "It's been a long time coming."

The decision, in the ...

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