Students plan a petition campaign to erase American Indian face logo from athletic uniforms and gym floor, among other places.
High School principal Brian Ginter has promised that the American Indian emblem will not appear this school year on report cards, student IDs and student planners.
But it's not vanishing from the athletic department of the Warwick Warriors, the students were told.
So students plan to petition the school board. When school begins they will collect signatures and also send them to the state Department of Education, their leaders say.
The image used by Warwick High School depicts an American Indian with a brown or red face (depending on the particular image), aquiline nose and braided black hair.
"I don't know how they don't see that it's racist," says Matt Diabes, who graduated from Warwick in the spring.
For more on the subject, see Team Names and Mascots.
Below: Racist and stereotypical Chief Wahoo:
Stereotypical but not racist Warwick Warrior: