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Carlos Ponce

It wasn't too long ago that some Native Americans objected to the name "Indians" since it was a misnomer. Columbus thought he had reached India so he named the natives "Indians". It seems that Santa Fe ISD's use of the mascot has been respectful. People of Native American descent I know have no problem with the mascots Indians, Redskins, Warriors, Braves, Chiefs, Tomahawks etc. I hope Santa Fe ISD keeps "Indians" as a mascot. It is a proud tradition honoring Native American history and the Railroad history of this area.

shelley bishop

Texas City resident Dedrick Johnson objected. Hmmm, I think I would rather have a mascot as an Indian than a slimy flat fish that's not worth eating.

Keith Gray

If those who strive on stirring the pot for no other reason than self - attention or profit, put as much energy in volunteering like the alumni of the Santa Fe Indians, this would be a better world. I have no tolerance in folks inciting our school district to unnecessarily go through a name change which is very expensive and labor intensive, and would take our school’s attention off its main purpose. The line where the tail wags the dog stops at the SF city limit...

Leon Lion

It has not been an issue at Santa Fe but it seems someone at the newspaper is trying to make it into one. Is there not more newsworthy items to be reporting on.

MG Tex

I agree with each of these (maybe minus the slimy fish comment ...) and couldn't say it much better. Next thing you know, they are want to take away our right to pray at ball games ... Wait, what???

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