Assistant Professor of History Daniel Tortora answered questions June 20 on the sports talk show The Morning Jab, discussing recent developments in the Washington Redskins mascot controversy and Indian mascots in sports.

Tortora, who teaches Native American and early American history, covers Indian mascot controversies in detail in two of his courses at Colby. Students explore Indian mascots and imagery in research papers.

Tortora was interviewed by hosts Dave Schumacher and Joe Palmieri for almost 20 minutes. The Morning Jab airs on a network of sports radio stations in southern Maine.