The Lancaster (N.Y.) School District unanimously passed a resolution to change its controversial “Redskins” nickname during a special school board meeting Monday night.
The school board believed the nickname was offensive to Native Americans, and outweighed the demand to keep the nickname, which had been in place for decades.
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While the school board was commenting on the resolution, they were frequently interrupted by the crowd, which is estimated to have been more than 100 people. At one point, Lancaster School Board president Kenneth Graber told the crowd they were acting like children.
The Seneca Nation of Indians has spoken out against the nickname, saying it is a racial slur.