On December 9, 2014, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board voted unanimously to remove the “Redskins” moniker from Capitol High School after hearing from Native students, families and teachers about the history and negative impact that the use of native mascots and a racial slur towards indigenous people has on native students.
“Oklahoma City Public Schools respects and honor the Native American community and students in our district, state and nation,” school spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said.
Students and alumni opposed to the name change will be attending a school board meeting on Monday, January 13th to urge the board to reverse the decision. We are asking that you please tweet this message of support.
@OKCPS Thank YOU for eliminating the use of a slur and mascot that dehumanizes, marginalizes, and stereotypes Native peoples #RenameTheHill