In a disappointing but not wholly unexpected result, Natick voters yesterday approved — by a 2-1 margin! — a nonbinding ballot question that asks the town’s school committee to take a new look at its decision to do away with the Natick Redmen. The name of the town’s school sports teams is considered by many to be offensive, racist, and demeaning (and, MRP thinks, sexist).
The pro-mascot supporters have two main arguments: it’s tradition and it was not intended to be offensive. As one article states: