Every so often, some jurisdiction or governing body will drag out the mascot-ethics issue for yet another vetting by pundits, candidates, college lecturers and editorialists. This time around it's the Washington state Board of Education that wants school districts to replace their American Indian mascots. That “want” holds no authority - it's merely a suggestion so the districts have no real incentive to change the status quo. The board, which also passed a similar resolution in 1993, was acting on research by the American Psychological Association that concluded some American Indian students were adversely affected by such mascots/Murf Racquet, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.
Question: Should the Idaho Board of Education also recommend that high schools with American Indian mascots change to something else?