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Capital Review

Indian mascot ban causing needless harm to two small schools

Like a demolition team swinging a sledgehammer, legislators intent on purging Native American mascots from Colorado schools smashed their opposition with little consideration of the wreckage they were creating. So certain of the righteousness of their cause, they denied even mere consideration to the communities upon which they imposed their will.

Two of Colorado’s smallest districts — Arickaree (103 students) and Mountain Valley (153 students) — are being severely harmed by this legislation which isn’t just about mascots but instead prohibits any sort of Native American imagery “used as a mas...


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