NO HONOR IN RACISM — Support the Rally Against Racist Mascots Nov. 2

From the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media:

112_186_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz“NO HONOR IN RACISM
HONOR OUR CHILDREN
HONOR OUR ELDERS
HONOR OUR CULTURE

WE ARE NOT MASCOTS
We are the people who lived free and strong in the Americas until our land was taken from us, our people persecuted and murdered, and our children denied access to their families, elders, and culture. We are known as American Indians, Native Americans, First Peoples, or Indigenous Peoples. We continue to experience the trauma of your ways and your culture, and we continue to believe that our ways, being one with the earth and nature, sustainability, and resilience, should help lead us all toward a better world…

Mascots harm how we are perceived. Mascots harm the self-concept of our children. Mascots harm our integration into your culture. Mascots harm our futures. This is not about offense. This is about protecting our Peoples from harm. This is about demanding that the laws for equality and against discrimination are enforced for us, not just them…

Our nation must deny the institutional racism of sports mascots that leads many people to believe that these mascots are harmless. We are NOT mascots…

Join us as we strive for equality and justice. Tell the University of Minnesota and your public officials that you want them to enforce the laws of this land and end the outrage and harm of mascots.

Please join us at the Tribal Nations Plaza
TCF Stadium, U of M Campus
November 2, 2014 at 10 AM”

For more info:

coalitionagainstracism.org

facebook.com/ncarsm

Event: facebook.com/events/716930818362268/

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