Complaint Dismissed on Use of Indian Mascots in Michigan


    Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a complaint seeking to end the use of Indian mascots and imagery at Michigan K-12 schools.

    The Michigan Department of Civil Rights announced Monday that its complaint, filed in February, against the use of certain mascots, nicknames and imagery had been dismissed. In its dismissal, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said it was not provided with any specific examples of race-based incidents nor were any students or individuals identified who have suffered specific harm because of the alleged discrimination at any of the named school districts.

    The Michigan Department of Civil Rights says it’s reviewing the decision and considering its next steps.

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