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Ohio school district dropping Redskins name for sports teams

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ANDERSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins.

The Forest Hills Board of Education voted 4-1 on Thursday to “retire” the name and mascot at Anderson High School.

A new name has not been chosen, and officials plan to soon announce a timeline and process for how a new name and mascot will be selected. Officials say the Redskins logo will be phased out in stages beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

Anderson Township is an eastern Cincinnati suburb. Amid the national reckoning with racial injustice, pressure has been mounting on schools to abandon such names.

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