Marathon meeting ends with no recommendation on Anderson Redskins logo

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A committee meeting was held Tuesday regarding a potential logo change at Anderson High School.

It was a packed house at Nagel Middle School, with plenty of orange T-shirts in the crowd, signifying those in support of keeping the Redskins logo.

After a marathon meeting, committee members did not come up with a recommendation. The school board will have to decide what comes next in the process.

At times, the meeting got contentious, with people shouting over speakers. Both sides seemed passionate about either doing away with the logo or keeping it.

School officials said it could cost in the neighborhood of $500,000 to change the logo on the gym floor, uniforms, and scoreboards.

One woman, an Anderson High graduate and parent, says the logo is about tradition.

"If I could give a message to any of the Indians that feel like it's somehow racist, I could say to them in our hearts that it is not at all what we would ever intend," said alumna Leann Stark. "This is something that we carry with great pride and honor."

Homer Shadowheart, a Native American activist and comedian who lives in Cincinnati, says he finds the logo offensive.

"All you're honoring is your tradition of brutality," Shadowheart said earlier in the day on FOX19 anchor Rob Williams' podcast.

You can listen to the whole conversation below:

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