Suburban Milwaukee high school to retire Indians mascot

A suburban Milwaukee school board has voted to drop the high school’s Indians mascot following passionate debate for and against the move.

At a meeting Monday night, the Menomonee Falls school board voted 5-2 to retire the nickname that some considered racist.

A committee comprised mainly of students will come up with a new mascot and nickname. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin said in a statement the action sends a positive message to the students and the community and ends the perpetuation of negative and damaging stereotypes about indigenous people.

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