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Empathy, racism, and Venn diagrams

Roland Cote raised his hand. Fifty people were in the basement of a Sanford church, listening to several Native Americans and tribal elders, some of whom had driven more than 500 miles to be there, speak about how offensive the local high school's contin
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 20, 2012
Shapeshifting totems

The Peabody Essex explores Native America

The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
Totems
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
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SLIDESHOW: ''Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art'' at the Peabody Essex Museum

Selections from "Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art", which is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum from January 14, 2012 to April 29, 2012.
On view January 14, 2012 to April 29, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 30, 2012

The kids are all right

First the good news: in 2008, when I first wrote about the last two high schools in Maine still using the racist mascot name "Redskins," Wiscasset and Sanford, I predicted that Sanford, my hometown, would be the last holdout.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 17, 2011

Nixon potential

Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 31, 2010

Chris crossed (out): Columbus Day needs an update

You've had a good, long run, Christopher Columbus, but I think it's time to revoke your holiday.
Diverse-City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 15, 2010


Dumb College Edition

Phillipe and Jorge have words of wisdom for Brown University's idiotic, uber-politically correct faculty members who voted to drop Columbus Day and substitute a "Fall Weekend" at the behest of student group called Native Americans at Brown.
Uber-PC at Beige University. Plus, too many sad farewells
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 17, 2009
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Lost tribes found

Nobody likes a guilt trip. That's why filmmaker Ric Burns's 1995 Manifest Destiny documentary The Way West was such a drag.
'GBH puts a human face on history
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 10, 2009