Redskins name divides Conrad community Saranac Hale Spencer, The News Journal
The committee on Monday voted 9 to 4 – with all three alumni members and one parent voting against the measure – to recommend that the school board get rid of the name “Redskins.”
I agree to rid Conrad of the word “Redskins”. The word is offensive to our native Americans! However, keeping the logo with the the letter C and Indian headdress is not offensive!
You can bet the farm Red Clay School Board will vote to remove all images and symbols of Indians.
If Red Clay chiefs real cared about our native Americans aka American Indians they would ban all images of Thanksgiving within their schools “and” require history teachers to tell the truth how our forefathers evicted American Indians off their own land! Conrad sits on former Indian land.
“Thanksgiving to the Native American Indians may not mean the same thing that it did to the white settlers in American History. To the Indians, Thanksgiving would mean a totally different thing. This was the beginning of their end – a time where they had given up their land in return for gifts that were full of disease – which would kill many of them later down the road.”
The Red Clay administration orchestrated the committee process and rules knowing the final outcome. They’ll hide behind , “The committee’s decision”. Well, I agree with removing the Redskins reference but not the image of Indian. So now the culture exchange will begin ! Local Indians will come in and do some dancing and sharing of language. I call this insult to injury !
Board members ! Vote to keep the logo !