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Idaho High School Drops Redskins Nickname, Mascot

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 09:06 AM

 

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The top administrator for an eastern Idaho high school says the school will drop its longtime Redskins nickname, logo and mascot in a move to show respect for Native Americans.

Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulm announced earlier this week that Teton High School in Driggs will begin searching for a new nickname and mascot.

He says the decision was motivated by the need to teach students to see beyond skin color and assumptions based on appearances. The decision won praise from the local school board.

The move also comes amid a renewed push to get the Washington Redskins of the NFL to change its team name. Last month, ten members of Congress sent letters urging the team's owner to discontinue using Redskins because it's offensive to many Native Americans.



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