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Berks County school district sued over club that’s trying to end use of mascot

A high school student from a Berks County school district is involved in a First Amendment rights lawsuit against her school. The complaint alleges that Twin Valley School District is refusing to officially recognize a school club advocating for the removal of a school mascot that is based on a stereotype of a Native American person.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for alleged assault

Police say Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot.

By The Associated Press

Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot

“It was used to describe body parts taken for bounty – bounty that was paid to white settlers.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Defense expert: Neshaminy School District mascot reflects ‘living tradition’

“It’s really unfortunate in this case that they’re being disparaged as racists.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Pa. commission could ax controversial Neshaminy school mascot

“It’s not only racial and insensitive, it’s polarizing.” -- Chad Dion Lassiter, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission executive director.
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY