Clinton Alumni against use of "redskins" mascot
The term redskin is not just an offensive word. Its akin to the "N" word for indigenous people. It is racial stereotyping that has been confused for honor. The existence of the "redskin" as a mascot for a school system goes beyond simply being derogatory. It allows students in our school system to feel desensitized to symbols of shame and humiliation towards American Indians. Thus, it is not only important to remove the redskin mascot from our schools to end the abasement of Native Americans everywhere, but also, to end the confusion of Clinton youths and improve the image of our school system. By signing this you agree that Clinton schools can no longer afford to be represented by such an obviously racist symbol. With at least 40% of the collected signatures as "pro" change, the School board will take this issue into further consideration. I would like to have as many signatures as possible to show how the alumni feel. There will also be a physical form circulating for registered voters of Clinton to sign. If you know anyone who is not an alumni and is a registered voter in Clinton who would like to sign. Please send them this link or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.