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Delaware high school looking to change Redskins nickname

Conrad Redskins

A Delaware high school is in the process of changing its nickname and mascot from Redskins for the next school year.

The Delaware News Journal reports that Conrad Schools of Science has a “retire the mascot committee” that has met three times since February to help move along the process of dropping the offensive name. The committee plans to gather signatures, choose a new nickname, and then present their case to the school district in June. They hope a ruling will be made in July, which would result in the school having a new nickname for the 2015-2016 school year.

The committee has a memo posted on the school’s website that discusses their mission of finding a new nickname. In the memo, they never write the word Redskin in full and instead use an asterisk in place of the letter E.

There has been an ongoing movement across the nation to get rid of the “Redskins” nickname because of its offensive nature. The Washington Redskins are obviously the most high profile organization to use the name, and they have refused to change it. Some like Sarah Palin and Mike Ditka have stood by the nickname, while many others think it’s time for a change and are trying to avoid saying it.

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