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Social Studies Middle School

Is Redskins an Appropriate Mascot Name?

The mascot of a high school in Bucks County Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia, is being challenged. The Redskins name and the image of a Native American warrior has been deemed offensive by a preliminary panel of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. A parent at the high school, who is Native American, complained to the school nearly two years ago that the mascot was an offensive racial slur and was used to discriminate against her son. The school district argues that the mascot is not offensive and is fighting for the right to keep the Redskins name, either officially or to use as a nickname. What do you think? Should a racially charged mascot be kept if it hurts some students?

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