video taken by George Fox
Apparently Red Clay’s teacher union Prez didn’t listen to speakers before him. Conrad does not have an Indian Mascot. Do you see anyone at Conrad or during sporting events dressed anywhere dressed as an American Indian? Do Conrad Cheerleaders dress in American Indian outfits ? NO NO NO NO NO NO ! Conrad has a logo of an American Indian headdress !
Yes indeed Mr. Matthews was reporting on his trip to NEA Conference and NEA’s position. However, its obvious he personally supports that position. Yes each and everyone of us even union presidents and board members are allow their own personal opinions. However, though Mr. Matthews didn’t state RCEA supports those in favor of removing the mascot (which there is none) or logo, his presence speaks loud! Mr. Matthews also ask the board to vote in favor of RECA’s labor contract. Folks, Conrad alumni are very strong in Red Clay and in my opinion the suggestion alumni who support keeping the logo are disrespectful of American Indian is very sad! If anything over the years Conrad students drew pride and strengthen from their connection to an American Indian logo and former mascot. May I remind all of you, the land Conrad sits on was stolen or swindled from American Indians. Sorry to say, burying Conrad’s logo is more disrespectful. What next?? Demanding the removal of Minquas Fire Company logo?
Mr Matthews is a good young man and means well. However, I wonder why RCEA union president doesn’t stand up for those be oppressed by Red Clay’s specific interest admission policy? Conrad and Cab are Red Clay “all Choice” magnet schools. Children living directly across the street from Conrad must apply and be accepted into the program. Conrad isn’t a feeder school. Same goes with CAB! Also, Red Clay’s charter school such as Wilmington High has a specific interest admission based on aptitude. But RECA wouldn’t dare take a public position against Red Clay discriminatory specific interest admission policy! Same goes for the Red Clay school board! Board members when you vote to remove the Conrad logo look deep into you hearts and ask, which form of discrimination has a direct impact on people, a faceless Indian Conrad Logo or denial of equal access to all Red Clay schools, traditional, magnet and charters? “ACLU: Delaware charter schools causing resegregation” Come on Red Clay school board members, Red Clay seeded the Delaware’s charter school and magnet schools. Innovators or racist?