'Redskin' Name Stays at McLoud
MCLOUD, Okla. (AP) — McLoud High School officials have voted to keep the school's Redskins mascot over protests by residents who say the name is harmful and offensive.
The Oklahoman newspaper reports the board voted 3-0 to keep the name. A fourth board member didn't vote, saying she felt the issue should be decided by an election.
Supporters say the Redskins name is a source of pride, but protesters contend the mascot is akin to other racial slurs considered obscene or hurtful in modern-day society.
Last year, the Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education voted to remove the Redskins nickname from Capitol Hill High School, ending an 88-year tradition.