CINCINNATI | Panel opts not to change school’s Redskins team name, mascot
CINCINNATI (AP) — 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.