Brighton High has decided to change the nickname and mascot for its sports teams, amid the Black Lives Matters protests around the United States about racial injustice.
The Brighton Central School District has dropped the use of the name Barons, according to a letter on its website with the headline “Don’t Just Say It, Live It” written by superintendent Kevin McGowan.
A change of mascot and nickname is tucked in close to the tip of the letter that first stated the district will “deal with what we train,”,”deal with the necessity for our workers to higher mirror our pupil and household inhabitants”, “deal with how we work with all members of our group”, and “deal with fairness because it pertains to college students and households totally partaking and collaborating within the college group.”
“Lastly, we will even start the method of selecting a brand new mascot,” McGowan additionally stated within the letter at bcsd.org. “The Baron is a logo of elitism and privilege at greatest and may be traditionally traced to slavery.
“It’s time to interact the group in selecting a logo and a reputation that displays a spirit or ethos we are able to all embrace and all be pleased with.”
The varsity district plans to launch an announcement to media Thursday afternoon or night.