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Kansas district ditches Native American mascots

 

April 18, 2021



ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas district has decided to ditch its "Redmen" and "Braves" mascots after public opinion shifted.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Atchison school board approved the change unanimously this past week. It was a reversal from 2018 when the board voted to keep the "Redmen" mascot for the district's high school and the "Braves" mascot for the middle school.

"I felt like my community spoke loud and clear, so that is what changed my vote," said board member Carrie Sowers, who previously voted to keep the mascots.

Sowers said the board heard considerable...



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