NewsEducation / July 20, 2015

Northern Indiana Board Considering Changing Redskins Mascot

Although some board members said during a meeting this week they are still making up their mind about Goshen High School's longtime nickname, nearly all of them said it is time to settle the matter.Goshen, Redskins, Goshen Community Schools2015-07-20T00:00:00-04:00

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana high school might not have a Redskins mascot much longer. The Goshen Community Schools board is expected to take up the matter on July 27 in the wake of a federal judge this month ordering the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration because it may be disparaging to Native Americans.

Although some board members said during a meeting this week they are still making up their mind about Goshen High School's longtime nickname, nearly all of them said it is time to settle the matter.

Thirty-five people spoke on the issue, with more than half called for the board to change the nickname. Despite several rows filled with people donning red "Save our Mascot" T-shirts, fewer than 10 residents asked the board to keep the mascot.

 

 

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