Redskins patent ruling impacts local Pennsylvania high school team

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A ruling today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office effectively defined the popular sports team name 'Redskins' as a slur that is "disparaging to Native Americans."

But here in Pennsylvania, officials at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. have yet to budge on their decision to continue using the term for the school's mascot, and students there are divided on the issue.

Members of the editorial board of the school's student newspaper, the Playwickian, have been battling school officials over use of the term in articles and ads in the paper since late 2013.

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