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Utah high school drops contentious ‘Redmen’ mascot

A high school in Utah will drop its contentious “Redmen” mascot some 77 years after the Native American-themed image was adopted – but not before one dissenting board member blasted critics “from the outside” trying to affect local change. The Iron County School District voted 3-2 late Tuesday to remove the mascot from Cedar High School after years of controversy that peaked in 2016, when a video circulated showing the school’s drill team wearing black wigs during a Native American-inspired dance routine, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports. “I believe there is only one correct decision here: We need to … respectfully retire the Redmen mascot,” school board member Stephen Allen said. Another supporter of the move, sc ...