Democrats in Lansing want to make schools get rid of mascots that may be considered racially insensitive.
The legislation would prevent all kinds of potentially racially insensitive monikers – from the Escanaba Eskymos to the Athens Indians. Some schools say they aren’t racist, and the communities have a proud history with these mascots.
Democratic Senator Ian Conyers is a bill sponsor.
“I think the control of those appropriations, especially on high school levels, should be up to the people whose heritage is being defined.”
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