This is an editorial on Radnor High School’s decision to dump their Red Raider mascot. I found it worthwhile food-for-thought, and since this blog has moved beyond just taxes, I thought I would share. The subject is certainly worth talking about.
In the past week the news media has been rife with reports relating to political correctness. More specifically, television chef Paula Deen lost her job for making racial slurs sometime in the past. Radnor High School has lost its Native American mascot. And now we hear that Kate Gosselin (the famous mother of sextuplets) has been criticized because she once imitated a Geisha.
Reminds us of the to-do in Kennett Square years back when the borough had plans for a statue of hometown hero Herb Pennock squashed because of a rumor relating to how he once referred to black Dodger superstar Jackie Robinson.
But now what is immediately close to home for the folks in southern Chester County is that two schools, Unionville and Octorara, have an Indian and a Brave respectively as their mascots.
- Newcome Weighs In On Red Raider Ban (parkesburggazette.wordpress.com)
- Radnor High School Retires Mascot As Sign Of Respect To Native Americans (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Radnor Township resident calls for ‘clear policy’ on Red Raider mascot issue (www.mainlinemedianews.com)