Indian School Symbols Are Center of Controversy at Indiana University

March 4, 2001

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On March 4, 2001, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, whose sports teams are called Indians. Now the university is "knee-deep in controversy over whether the nickname 'Indians' is appropriate for a university." Some students are offended by the reference to Indians, others "think it's an honorable symbol" or "are sick of political correctness... Nationwide, nearly 1,000 public schools and universities have replaced Indian nicknames and mascots during the past 30 years."