By Danielle Willman
Zhaawanong Nimkii Kuew and Linda Cypret-Kilbourne went before the board on behalf of the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media. Cypret-Kilbourne spoke passionately against the use of the logo.
“Hiding the race-based logo inside the uniform does not change its meaning,” she said. “It makes it more offensive and shows the Native American community your true colors.”
Cypret-Kilbourne accused EMU president Susan Martin and the university of insensitivity and racism.
“We are a living race of people, here and now, so why do we have to be insulted in this manner today?” she said.
For more on the subject, see EMU Revives Hurons Logo.
A step backwards. Doesn't seem that common.
After all, aren't all the mascot-logo stories about schools protecting existing images?
Here we have someone adding a new one.
They're reviving an old mascot, actually. Does that make a difference? It's still a bad idea.
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