Monday, August 22, 2005

Supreme Court Follows NCAA

Washington D.C.:
In a surprise move, the nations highest court today affirmed the NCAA's new policy towards institutions with Native American imagery or references. The court also expanded the list of offenders to include the 28 states whose name is of Native American origin, ruling that under the established policy, states are prohibited from displaying names that make any references to Native American's.
Local governments were left to wonder whether the ruling applies to local municiple names, or only to those under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile other minority groups saw the ruling as not broad enough.
"This is totally ridiculous," complained California activist Jose Vasquez. "There are plenty of states and towns with names of Hispanic origins. In failing to ammend the NCAA's policy to include governments who are profiting through the exploitation of our language, the court has turned a cold shoulder to our plight."


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