The American cultural shift continues in the Sunflower State and now controversial imagery might be removed from Kansas institutions.
And so it seems that Shawnee Mission North was ahead of its time and the allegedly dehumanizing practice of using "culture as caricature" won't be endorsed by institutions affiliated with the state.
Here's the word . . .
The panel recommends against mascots with Native American imagery and team names - unless used by tribal educational institutions, such as tribal schools. The report recommends for lawmakers in Kansas to model legislation after a bill Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law last month directing local school boards to ban “racially discriminatory” mascots, logos and names.
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Kansas racial justice panel recommends expanding Medicaid, banning Native American mascots in schools
A Kansas racial justice panel appointed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has recommended expanding Medicaid, adding another income tax bracket for top-income earners, restoring a food sales tax rebate and banning Native American mascots and team names in public schools.The 15-member Commission on Racial Justice and Equity created the recommendations after meeting with Kansas Department of Commerce officials, Kansas Department of Health and Environment staff and others, according to the report.