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Bucyrus schools consider dropping ‘Redmen’ name for athletic teams amid racism concerns

The Columbus Dispatch |

Bucyrus City Schools use the name “Redmen” for their athletic teams, and a logo that depicts a Native American in stereotypical way. School board members were challenged to reconsider their use of the during a meeting last week.

Lycia Maddocks of the National Congress of American Indians joined the virtual meeting Thursday evening from her home in the Washington, D.C., area. She’s the group’s vice president of external affairs.

Bucyrus City Schools enrolls a little over 1200 students and is located between Upper Sandusky and Mansfield.