Wednesday, 4-9-08, on American Indian Airwaves
"Sole Youth Organizing Against Racist School Mascots & Revisiting
More Media Racism in N.C."
Elias Matisz-Cordero (Chumash Nation), indigenous youth activist Elias Matisz-Codero joins us for this first segment of the show to discuss how he, as the sole youth, is organizing and protesting against the Carpinteria School District for using racist, stereotypical mascots of indigenous peoples at two of its schools. The Carpinteria School District is located in Santa Barbara, California, and the next Carpinteria School Board Meeting, which will deliberate this issue, is 4/22/08. For more information on how to assist Elias, please go to: http://ystrive.org/elisletter.htm.
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee Nation), Chair of American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke and Ruth Revels(Lumbee Nation) Commission Member of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs join us for the second segment of the show to discuss the recent 15-minute racist diatribe towards indigenous peoples by radio shock-jock Bob Dumas of the "Bob and the Showgram" show on station WDCG "G105" ( http://www.g105.com/main.html or http://www.bobandtheshowgram.com/) broadcasted this past April 1st, 2008, and the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs official press release (on 4/9/08) calling for the host and producer of the show to be fired, and for the Federal Communications Commission to investigate WDCG-FM owner, Clear Channel Communications Corp. for allowing and promoting this type of inflammatory and insensitive programming.**** All this and more....
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