Cedar High School May Ditch ‘Redmen’ Mascot
Jan 16, 2019, 4:27 PM | Updated: 4:27 pm
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its “Redmen” mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others.
The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that the committee voted 17-7 on Tuesday night to change Cedar High School’s mascot. The decision by a committee formed by the district to study the matter came after several public hearings about the issue.
The Iron County School District board will hear the recommendation and make a decision at an upcoming meeting.
The local Cedar Paiute Tribe of Utah didn’t request a mascot change, but supported the review process.
The school has used the mascot name since 1943.
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