Effort to “Decolonize” University of Oklahoma is Underway, Demand for Changing Mascot

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The Indigenize OU effort, as explained by the College Fix:

A Native American student group at Oklahoma University is demanding campus officials kill off their “Boomer and Sooner” mascot nicknames, saying they’re offensive and reminiscent of “cultural genocide” from the state’s 1889 Land Rush.

The complaints come as students aim to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” The student government voted Tuesday to approve a non-binding resolution to recognize Oct. 12 – or Columbus Day – as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Oklahoma Daily reported.