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November 19, 2015

North Dakota changes mascot to ‘Fighting Hawks’

The University of North Dakota is replacing its "Fighting Sioux" nickname with the "Fighting Hawks," the school announced Wednesday. North Dakota officially dropped the "Fighting Sioux" mascot in 2012, but a bill passed by state lawmakers prevent...


September 15, 2015

California nears statewide ban on use of ‘Redskins’

California is a governor's signature away from implementing a statewide ban on the use of "Redskins" by any of its schools. The senate and assembly last week passed the California Racial Mascots Act, which would prohibit public schools from using ...


July 21, 2015

Illinois school refusing to change ‘Midgets’ nickname

Despite objections from outside groups, an Illinois high school is refusing to drop its "Midgets" nickname, arguing the moniker its part of its history and tradition. [caption id="attachment_13458" align="alignright" width="273"] The Freeburg Com...


June 20, 2015

New York school ditches Orientals nickname

A New York high school is dropping the Orientals nickname from its sports teams beginning with the 2015-16 school year. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignright" width="308"] East High School (Rochester, N.Y) is changing its nickname from ...


March 20, 2015

New York school elects to drop ‘Redskins’ nickname

Lancaster High School in western New York is the latest school to quit using the "Redskins" nickname after its board of education determined the term was offensive to Native Americans. [caption id="attachment_11383" align="alignright" width="235"]...