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Northern Indiana board considering changing Redskins mascot

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana high school might not have a Redskins mascot much longer. The Goshen Community Schools board is expected to take up the matter on July 27 in the wake of a federal judge this month ordering the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration because it may be disparaging to Native Americans.

Although some board members said during a meeting this week they are still making up their mind about Goshen High School’s longtime nickname, nearly all of them said it is time to settle the matter.

Thirty-five people spoke on the issue, with more than half called for the board to change the nickname. Despite several rows filled with people donning red “Save our Mascot” T-shirts, fewer than 10 residents asked the board to keep the mascot.