Native Mascots and Imagery: An Ethical Discussion

The Adrian College Institute for Ethics, in Adrian, Michigan, will hold a forum titled Native American Mascots and Imagery: An Ethical Discussion today, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium on the campus of the college.

Recently, two area school districts were named in a recent Michigan Department of Civil Rights suit regarding Native American mascot and imagery usage. The action raises the stakes of the controversy beyond the local communities. According to a press release, the forum is intended to encourage discussion and clarify this challenging issue. Panelists on both sides of the discussion will be represented. Invited panelists include a representative from the Michigan Civil Rights Department, the Leh-Nah-Weh Native American Organization, the NAACP and community members from both Tecumseh and Clinton, Michigan, home to the school districts named in the Department of Civil Right's suit.

This moderated forum will focus on open, free and honest discussion of the ethical dimensions of the issue. Topics include: What defines discrimination? What is the relationship to usage of mascots/imagery with county identity? What does it mean to “honor” Native Americans?  In what way do mascots/imagery honor or dishonor them? There will be time after the discussion for questions from the audience.

This forum will be co-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and the Adrian College Institute for Education. For additional information, contact Dr. Fritz Detwiler at


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