Western High Canada High School made a decision yesterday.
They have decided to remove their nickname “Redmen”for their sports teams. Many were offended by the nickname.
In the above link, you can read the process around changing this nickname. Here is a quote from it.
“It’s a matter of figuring out how, in the most respectful manner to all stakeholders, that we can move forward in changing the name,” said Calvin Davies, an area director with the Calgary Board of Education.
“There’s been enough discussion to date that we feel the appropriateness of that name, it’s high time for us to move forward and transition to a new name at Western Canada.
Western Canada’s nickname is not the only one that has caused offence over the years. In the NFL for example, there has been a strong suggestion for Washington to change their name from the “Redskins” to something else. There are other examples as well.
Is it “high time”for us to move forward and eliminate politically incorrect sports nicknames?