I’m encouraged by the decision of Fresno Unified School District to
remove the image of the Native American “Warrior” as the mascot for Fresno High
Though it was a storied mascot in my time at the school, with time, respectful
approaches to honoring our indigenous communities must change as well. While it
doesn’t go far enough I am hopeful for the future. So many disparities and injustices must be acknowledged at the senior-most levels in our educational institutions and I believe it is a task worth taking on.
We must commit to repairing generations of wrong-doing in order to heal our respective communities.