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It’s Not Just an NFL Problem

April 3, 2013

Earlier this year, SportsLetter highlighted a Yahoo Sports story on a high school in New York that elected to drop Redskins as the high school sports nickname.

Incredibly, there are other high schools in the US still using that name.

In an extensive article on the subject:

Capital News Service confirmed that 62 high schools in 22 states currently use the Redskins name, while 28 high schools in 18 states have dropped the mascot over the last 25 years.


At nearly 60 percent of schools that use the name, school representatives said there have been no local efforts to change it. Capital News Service also found three schools with a majority Native American student population that embrace the term Redskins, underscoring the divergent views held by Native Americans about the controversial name.

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