Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, left, and Jacqueline Keeler, right.

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, left, and Jacqueline Keeler, right.

To MSNBC: Mascot Issue Is a ‘Conscious Raising Effort’

Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry co-founder, Jacqueline Keeler,  was on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes to talk about the growing movement against Native mascots and names.

She told the show’s host, why all mascots have to go.

“We are stereotyped, we are marginalized, and our issues become obscure,” said Keller, who has worked in Native communities for 20 years. “Obscured by mascots. Everyone knows the mascots, they know the stereotypes, but they don’t know anything about us.”

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)said that the Native community represents only about 2-3 percent of the population and it’s even more difficult for them to be heard.

“Native people have raised the consciousness of people far from Native people, and now what we have is a movement in every part of the country,” said Holmes Norton. She also said that the change the mascot movement was a “consciousness raising effort lead by Native people.”

Watch the clip here.

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