EMU brings racist mascot out of retirement

In an odd move, Eastern Michigan University, proudly claiming to be among the first universities to retire an offensive racist caricature, brought the same red faced mascot back as a "historic tribute."

Unsurprisingly, students and the ACLU stand in opposition.

Via Michigan Radio.org:

The retired logo depicts the painted face of a Native American with feathers.

EMU stopped using it in 1991, but Martin brought it back in 2012.


It's currently displayed on the inner lapel of the school's marching band uniforms, along with its other former logo, the "Normalite."

Mark Fancher with the ACLU of Michigan said use of the logo has led to hostility and humiliation for Native American students.

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