East Islip mascot image taken off high school

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After community members noticed the “Redmen” logo was taken off the exterior of East Islip High School, the district has stated: “There have been no changes made to the district’s mascot.”

The mascot has come under fire in recent years as insensitive, and many major sports teams with Native American mascots and logos have changed their names and images in recent years.

Last year, a group of East Islip alumni began a change.org petition to “Retire the Redmen.” As of this week, it has amassed over 14,000 signatures.

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