Oregon school board votes to drop high school's 'Redskins' name after ninety years

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Despite strong opposition from local residents, an Oregon school board voted unanimously to drop a high school’s “Redskins” name and mascot after nearly ninety years.

Dozens of students and community leaders crowded into Port Townsend High School’s auditorium late Monday and told the Port Townsend School Board they wanted to keep the mascot. Those comments angered Frank Boushie, a Native American who moved to Washington state three decades ago, Q13Fox.com reports.

“It was so racist in there, it was unbelievable,” he said. “They just don’t get it.”...



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