Goshen High School selling retired Redskins mascot items

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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Goshen High School is auctioning off parts of its gymnasium floor and other items that feature the Redskins nickname and mascot that were retired last year.

Goshen High School dropped the nickname for its sports teams in early 2016 after nearly 90 years, changing to the RedHawks.

Items up for sale include sports uniforms, warm-ups, jackets, chairs and gymnasium signs. The Elkhart Truth reports the school will hold a silent auction Friday evening during its home basketball game.

The auction event begins Friday at the Goshen High School cafeteria at 5 p.m., and resumes Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the commons by the athletic office. Any items not won by the end of the auction will be auctioned online.

The district’s school board voted in 2015 to drop the Redskins nickname after opponents of its use argued it was offensive and derogatory to Native Americans.

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  1. So “Redskins” is offensive enough to abolish after 90 years but not so offensive that they shouldn’t sell all the items with this logo? Are you kidding me. I guess it is only offensive until money is involved.

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