Goshen pressured to change mascot

A northern Indiana high school's nickname isn't likely to change anytime soon despite efforts around the country to bar its use.

Goshen High School has used the Redskins nickname for nine decades. City Council President Jim McKee says the name is meant to represent warriors and strength and "should be taken as a compliment."

But many schools around the country have dropped the nickname because it's seen as derogatory toward Native Americans. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has filed a complaint against 35 schools asking the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights to bar the use of Native American mascots.

Richard Aguirre of the Goshen Community Relations Commission says the panel hasn't taken up the issue but probably will one day.


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