COLLEGE PARK, Maryland– High schools across the country are using social media platforms to promote their sports teams and show school pride. But for the dozens of schools who still use the “Redskins” mascot, this common practice comes with some controversy.
While some schools show their pride by showcasing their sports teams, players and students, others use more contentious imagery on the sites.
A Facebook page for an Oneonta, Alabama, high school features several images of the school’s mascot.
The Morris, Illinois, high school sports Twitter account has pictures of large groups of people and individuals showing pride for their team name.
Great bonfire tonight! Go Skins! pic.twitter.com/fJv0mJvo7i
— Morris H. S. Sports (@MorrisRedskins1) October 14, 2016
— Morris H. S. Sports (@MorrisRedskins1) January 23, 2016
Goshen High School in Goshen, Indiana, dropped the Redskins mascot name and showed their support on Twitter for the new name at a school event.
— RedHawk Football (@GoshenRedHawks) January 4, 2016
A high school mascot in Pocahontas, Arkansas, appears to be a fan favorite on Twitter.
Bryaden & Jacob enjoying the day at the Basketball Olympics in Piggott. pic.twitter.com/CO9qD7GOGs
— Pocahontas Schools (@PocahontasSD) March 8, 2017
We were glad to send the Redskin Girls to state with all our support. pic.twitter.com/fIKmNtjJnT
— Pocahontas Schools (@PocahontasSD) March 13, 2017