By Associated Press
“That’s terrible. That’s anti-educational. It’s racist,” she said. “For 21 years I’ve avoided that term. But it’s almost impossible to … describe this particular action in any other way.”
By Glen Moberg
“When you put up barriers that are harmful to the education of an entire race of people, it's really hard to think of any other term,” she says. “We're teaching our students, all of our students that it's okay to tolerate race based stereotyping.”
Mike Hoffman, a Menominee tribal researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, also uses the word racist when talking about Indian mascots. “I equate some of them to the 'N' word when it comes to blacks.”
Carol and Harvey Gunderson cofounded Religious Americans Against Indian Nicknames and Logos in their hometown of Osseo.
“The bill is a racist bill,” says Carol Gunderson. “It teaches that it's okay to discriminate.”
“It's another example of the reason why Republicans have what's called a race problem,” says Harvey Gunderson.
In short, Republicans are pro-racism and Democrats are anti-racism. Any questions?
Below: "Barbara Munson, who chairs the Wisconsin Indian Education Association's Indian Mascot and Logo Task Force, says Rep. Steve Nass's new legislation is racist."