The Oregon Senate passed a bill that would loosen a mascot policy to let schools keep Native American mascots if local tribes approve of them.
Critics of the mascots have said they are racist. But supporters of the mascots, including some tribal members, say they are a source of pride.
Sen. Jeff Kruse, a Roseburg Republican and the chief sponsor of the bill, said it should be up to tribes to decide if a mascot is discriminatory.
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