Goshen High School Debating Redskins As Team Mascot

                                                                                               (Photo Courtesy The Elkhart Truth)


The name Redskins, once again, the subject of debate during the Goshen High School board meeting. During Monday's meeting, More than a dozen members of the public spoke about the name, Redskins. The debate, about evenly divided from members of the public from those who addressed the board. The Elkhart Truth reports a volunteer coordinator for the school district, and a Goshen City Council member, were among the Goshen High School graduates who visited the meeting to express support. But a representative with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation said that although the mascot may have started as a show of respect for Native American heritage, it is also associated with the removal of one's hair or scalp. He said the term could promote racism. A statement released by the school board earlier this month stated they wish they had a solution that would please everyone, but they don't and, at this time, their mascot is Redskins.