- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

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 (https://bit.ly/1NMH7u6 ) 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.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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