Panel opts not to change school’s Red­skins team name, mas­cot

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS -

CINCIN­NATI » In the lat­est round in a re­cur­ring fight, a Cincin­nati-area high school whose teams have been called the Red­skins for over 80 years will keep that mas­cot.

A com­mit­tee heard heated de­bate and de­cided against rec­om­mend­ing any change of the mas­cot name at An­der­son High School.

Peo­ple push­ing to change the name ar­gue it’s of­fen­sive and in­ap­pro­pri­ate to use the racial ref­er­ence. Ad­vo­cates of keep­ing the name con­tend that it is part of school tra­di­tion and that chang­ing the brand­ing would be an un­nec­es­sary ex­pense of hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars.

The clash echoes de­bate in pro­fes­sional sports over the NFL’s Washington Red­skins’ moniker and the Cleve­land In­di­ans’ Chief Wa­hoo logo.

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