Wednesday, March 13, 2002

'Whities' mascot about education not retaliation Solomon Little Owl, director of Native American Student Services at the University of Northern Colorado, chose the mascot "The Fighting Whities" for his intramural basketball team. A group combating stereotypes provided them with T-shirts with the name "The Fighting Whites," but the nickname evolved into Whities. Team members say they want to raise awareness of the issue of painful cultural stereotypes.

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