A Neshaminy School District resident and parent asks the school board to change school's 'Redskin' mascot and logo.
At the April school board meeting, Langhorne resident Donna Boyle, who has Native-American ancestry, asked the school board to change the “Redskins” mascot, reports buckslocalnews.com. In November, Boyle had also pled her case to Neshaminy board members that it is "common belief that the word redskin is not an offensive term." In tears at the podium, Boyle, who has a son who graduated from the high school, said, "this is something I deal with every day and I don’t think my child should have to deal with it too." In a Patch poll last November, 77 percent of respondents said the Redskins mascot didn't offend them. What do you think? Leave a comment. School board President Ritchie Webb had told Boyle then at the end of the meeting that the …
Neshaminy School District resident and parent explained to the school board why the high school's mascot is racist Tuesday night.
Langhorne resident Donna Boyle said that she avoids going to Neshaminy High School despite having a son that graduated from the school and another son that will soon attend the school. The reason she avoids going there is because there is Redskin "paraphernalia" all over the school. Boyle has Native American ancestry and told the Neshaminy School Board Tuesday night that it is "common belief that the word redskin is not an offensive term." "I'm asking you to stop using it," she said of the mascot. She said that having the word redskin all over the high school is the same as putting the "n" word all over the school and asking African American families to come into the school. She also said that she doesn't have to go to the school to see …
The Neshaminy Redskins pulled a 43-31 victory against North Penn during Wednesday's home game.
- Jim Heck
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Neshaminy Redskins pulled a 43-31 victory against North Penn during Wednesday's home game. Next up, is a game against Abington at home on Friday night.