School Board Removes Native Imagery From Mascot

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A school board in New York state has approved changing the district’s mascot, about eight years after the Seneca Nation of Indians asked the district to reconsider the imagery.

The Jamestown School Board unanimously approved the “big, red cat” as the new Jamestown High School mascot, WRFA reported

The new mascot stems from school history: the first mascot appeared in 1948 as a red, big cat. The Jamestown Board of Education voted to keep the name “Red Raiders” at its July 2021 meeting.

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