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Lane Tech to consider mascot change

Posted On: Jul 16, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Lane Tech to consider mascot change

CHICAGO -Lane Tech College Prep may soon choose a new mascot.
The high school has been home to the Lane Tech Indians - a Native American man wearing a feathered headdress - for more than 100 years but now a mascot change may be coming after more than 1,000 alums signed a petition asking the school to remove the mascot because it is racist and wrong.
Lane Tech's school council has decided to conduct a survey on whether to keep the name for sake of tradition, or change it for sake of cultural sensitivity.
Students, alumni, parents and teachers will have a say.
The school council will eventually vote on the potential name change.
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