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Native American mascots popular in Kansas high schools

 

October 6, 2016



MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP, Oct. 5, 2016) — Native American mascots are popular among Kansas high schools even as a national debate rages over whether they should be eliminated.

Fourteen of them use "Indians," making it the fourth most popular mascot in the state, according to The Manhattan Mercury (http://bit.ly/2dsUWmb ), which conducted an analysis of a list it obtained from the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

One of those schools is in Manhattan, where the school board is considering changing it. Critics say the mascot is offensive and insensitive to American Indians. Manha...



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