Delaware high school drops Redskins mascot

The Conrad Schools of Science in Wilmington will stop using the nickname “Redskins” and Native American imagery.

The Red Clay school board 4-2 voted Wednesday to accept a mascot committee’s recommendation last month to retire the nickname. Committee members included school district alumni, teachers, community members and chiefs of two Native American tribes.

Supporters of the nickname argued that the Redskins name honors Native American heritage and the school’s tradition. However, the name has been seen as culturally insensitive by critics.

No new nickname was chosen for the school.

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