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Interview with Antonio Gonzales: "No people, no matter what color, should be a mascot"

Antonio Gonzales, director of the American Indian Movement AIM West, explains why the use of Indigneous Peoples as mascots is culturally offensive and can no longer be tolerated in the 21st century. We caught up with Antonio Gonzales at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues, New York.


Photo: Washington Redhawks logo announcement. In 2017, a group of Native activists created a parody website for Washington DC football team who uses a racial slur of a Native American as it's mascot, encouraging the team to change the name. http://washingtonredhawks.com/

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