White House-Tied Lib Think Tank: High Schools With Redskins Mascots Create A “Hostile Educational Environment”…
The Center for American Progress, which has deep ties to the Obama admin, also wants the DOE’s civil rights division to intimidate schools with Indian mascots.
WASHINGTON — A report released by the Center for American Progress Tuesday calls on state and federal boards of education to enforce civil rights protections for American Indian and Alaska Native students who face hostile education environments related to Indian sports mascots.
Four high schools in Indiana have Redskins as their mascot (Manual, Goshen, Knox, Fort Wayne Northside).
The report to be released at a news conference later this morning recommends:
– The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights should use its full authority to enforce civil rights protections for American Indian and Alaska native students and promote a safe and welcoming learning environment
– State-level boards of education and education agencies should identify schools in their states with American Indian and Alaska Native representations, examine their impact and develop recommendations to remove harmful representations.
– Nonprofit legal assistance organizations and law school clinics should develop programs to support American Indian and Alaska native students who want to file complaints.