An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins.
The Forest Hills Board of Education voted 4-1 on Thursday to “retire” the name and mascot at Anderson High School. A new name has not been chosen, and officials plan to soon announce a timeline and process for how a new name and mascot will be selected.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) praised FedEx and Nike for their efforts to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing the team’s “harmful” name and mascot.
“I have been working on this for almost a decade because I believe all people, including Native Americans, should be treated with dignity and respect – and not dehumanized as mascots,” McCollum said in a statement.
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will play in his first Pro Bowl as the replacement for Atlanta Falcons MVP candidate Matt Ryan, who is headed to his first Super Bowl. Cousins threw for 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season. In the last two years, he has thrown…