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Teton High Fights For Redskins Mascot

Sports teams at eastern Idaho’s Teton High School will still be known as the Redskins — at least for now. District Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme still believes the school should drop the nickname, but the name and the school logo will remain intact for the time being. “I knew there would be passionate response to this, but not this large, this much or this fast,” Woolstenhulme told the Teton Valley News. Woolstenhulme announced his plan at a school board meeting Monday, according to the News. Opponents quickly began an online petition drive protesting the move. And as of Friday, a “Save the Redskins” Facebook page had attracted more than 1,200 members/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.

Question: As far as mascots go, Redskins is a no brainer. It's derogatory. School districts should toss it. Do you agree?


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