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Current Event May 23, 2014

School Newspaper Bans the Word “Redskins,” School Board to Vote


A school newspaper in Philadelphia is refusing to print the word “Redskin,” the name of their school mascot, in the newspaper because of its racist roots. Some parents and students feel that’s taking political correctness too far. They say it’s not the role of student journalists to alter the name of a team’s mascot. Now the school board will weigh in and decide whether or not to force the paper to print the name of the team’s mascot.

Civics/Government US History I

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AIR DATE: 05/06/2014


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