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Parma schools consider changing mascot of high school

Parma Senior High School
Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 23:12:40-04

PARMA, Ohio — Parma City Schools held the first of several meetings Monday night to discuss changing the mascot and logo of Parma Senior High School from the Redmen.

The district said the name was changed to Redmen from the Greyhounds in 1936 as a way to honor Native Americans but community members said even with the right intentions, the name is offensive.

School officials said even if they do decide to change the name, it doesn't mean they will have enough time to erase the logo and mascot before the start of the new school year, so they are currently working to come to a community agreement on it.

There are two more meetings and a survey you can take to share your opinions.

To take the survey, click here.