Michigan School Votes to Remove Controversial Team Name
Following in the footsteps of the Washington NFL franchise, the Clinton Community Schools' Board of Education has voted unanimously to remove the 'Redskins' nickname.
I think their reason for changing the name is very obvious but there will still the challenge of convincing others that it was the right move. Yes, there actually are people that think it's the wrong move. I am not one of those people.
According to WXYZ, their next major move will be to officially and respectfully retire the Clinton Redskin mascot and begin the process of adopting a new mascot during the 2020-2021 school year.
In 2010, the Clinton community voted (93.6% in favor) to retain the Redskin name. At that time, while the name was retained, the District took action to remove imagery that depicted Native Americans. The Board of Education and Superintendent were in agreement that the Redskins mascot and name would be retained until the Washington Redskins changed or until the District was mandated to do so. Since that time, the Board has received numerous requests to change the mascot. The District's response to those requests have been consistent with the 2010 agreement.
I'm sure we're going to see a lot more of this over the next year or so.