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A lot of people -- be known as the Redskins isn't tradition here in Port Townsend but in the end the school board decided it's time for a new tradition and a new mascot.
For closer to ninety years the mascot for Port Townsend high school has been the -- -- -- cart in 1973 graduate never thought there was a problem with that and.
Never there was an issue didn't become an issue.
And tell about twenty years ago.
Some people started saying redskin was a racist term for native Americans but native American Terry McQuillan says she never took offense.
I -- because I was raised to understand that my responsibility is to take my -- make -- proud.
Not in Iraq story and aren't high in granite yeah.
Many community members like to -- want to keep their mascot and -- crowded into the Port Townsend high school auditorium tonight to tell the school board that.
Native American frank but she walked out halfway three the meeting it was so racists and there.
Unbelievable they just don't get it that I'm sorry he shared his opinion with the committee who has been looking into the mascot issue for close to a year now.
Superintendent David -- who moved to district last year served on that committee.
He understands that some people see him as an outsider.
What I would say is a maritime community like cars we always have people coming out that's part of the -- of the community and so -- to make space I guess in our community for lots of different views.
Terry says although she will always consider herself the -- she'll cheer on whatever mascot Port Townsend happens because in the -- it's about the kids.
That's what's important is -- children in their education.
Over the next year the school board will have to figure out how to gracefully retire the old mascot and then -- -- a new one.
They do you say that there is support here in the community so the financial cost to change uniforms and signs will not be completely up to the school district.
In Port Townsend Tina Patel Q thirteen Fox News.
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