Students At Oklahoma High School Protest Demise Of Their Redskins Nickname
Believe it or not, there are still several high schools which still use Red skins as their sports mascots and nicknames. Capitol Hill High in Oklahoma City is one, and ... wait, hold on. They just changed it.
That didn't sit well with some Capitol Hill students, who said the name wasn't derogatory to them, and that they hadn't been consulted.
— NewsOK (@NewsOK) December 10, 2014
“Most of the kids here are not happy about the change of the mascot due to the fact that … it had been the mascot for 88 years and having the mascot Redskins is not a derogatory term to most of us here,” a senior at the school told WOKH TV. “Being called a Redskin is what made us, it made us who we are, it made us students of Capitol Hill High, and it irritates us that we had no say so in whether or not it should be changed.”
So the 88-year Redskin mascot is no more. But you know what's even older? When Native Americans were rounded up from their traditional lands and herded to Oklahoma to live on government reservations. Talk about making a decision without consulting the people involved ...
You should have taken American History by now, kids.
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