Paw Paw Schools Considers Dropping “Redskins” Name

Debate continues over the future of the “Redskins” name by Paw Paw Public Schools. People for and against dropping it spoke out Wednesday night at a school board meeting, with one Native American woman, Kim Jones, pushing for a change.

“I don’t like to think that my culture is reduced to clip art,” Jones said. “A cartoon face with feathers, that’s not us,” Jones said.

Jones put up a huge red and white banner on the side of a semi truck supporting keeping the name, saying it’s never been used disrespectfully. The school board will hold another meeting on the issue on January 18, with a decision expected in February.