Reader: I Don't Know Why Native American Mascots Are Supposed to Be Racist

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Last week, a bill that would have imposed fines on schools that refused to abandon Native American mascots deemed offensive died in a Senate committee.

The vote was 3-2 against, with Republicans representing the majority and Democrats on the losing side.

The topic is certainly a passionate one for our readers. Our posts on the topic have collected hundreds of comments.

Here's the take of someone who feels the controversy is overblown.

Jay Cismaru writes:

I don't mind Indian names or Indian mascots. I don't know why everyone says it's racist. I think they are a proud people, a strong people and all the mascots statues and whatever present them in the most positive and strongest manner.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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