Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Lemont High School chooses new nickname: Indians

Well, here is one high school that isn't caving in to the PC forces. Lemont High School, located about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, had been using the nickname of "Injuns" since 1969.

The school board, under the threat of a lawsuit, changed Lemont's nickname to the Titans. That didn't go over too well with the people of Lemont, so for this school year Lemont High's teams competed under no nickname.

Last night the school board voted 5-2 to adopt Indians as the new nickname for Lemont High School.

Not everyone is happy. From the Daily Southtown:

The head of the Illinois Native American Bar Association said his group opposes the new mascot as well.

"We find it demeaning and humiliating," said INABA president Kim Edward Cook, declining to say whether his group would file suit. "It kind of takes away our identity."

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