Nobody gets more offended than far-left white women in the suburbs. Being a member of this class, Representative Laurie Pryor (DFL-Minnetonka) seeks to correct the injustices brought about by high school football teams. More specifically, she seeks to ban American Indian mascots from Minnesota High schools.
Her bill, HF 1269, contains over 100 pages of language that enacts sweeping changes to education in Minnesota. Buried deep in her bill is language that would bar schools across the state from having a Native American mascot or use Native American imagery for their sports teams.
According to Pryor’s legislation, this includes a “name, symbol, or image that depicts or refers to an American Indian Tribe, individual, custom, or tradition to be used as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, or team name of the district or school within the district.”
Native Americans who attend these schools actually embrace the imagery and have no real desire to change it. Red Lake High School, for example, is made up almost exclusively of Native American students. Home to “the Warriors,” these students bang drums to a flag song before their sports games reminiscent of Native American practices. Faculty at the school have said they have faced little pressure to change.
Leave it to Twin Cities liberals to interfere with something they know nothing about. The legislation has been referred to the Education Policy Committee and is expected to come to the floor. The Senate companion, SF 1311, has five authors and is also expected to be debated.