June 17, 2008

No more Redmen forever

Redmen will no longer be Natick team nameThe Redmen nickname will no longer be used for Natick High School's sports teams following the School Committee's unanimous vote not to change its original decision from March 2007.

Tears of joy were shed by those pushing for the end of the nickname in Natick, while those wishing to keep Redmen appeared solemn following last night's decision.

The seven committee members cited the words of American Indians who said the Redmen name offended them.

"We heard from Native Americans that they find it offensive," said School Committee member Dave Murphy. "To continue to use it, in my mind, is disrespectful and wrong."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Team Names and Mascots.

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