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McGill University agrees to change its racist sports team name

McGill University will no longer use the name Redmen for its sports teams, university president Suzanne Fortier announced Friday.

For the 2019-2020 year, the teams will simply be known as the McGill teams, Fortier said.

The university will set up a committee to work on choosing a new name for its men’s varsity teams. The new name will be in place for the 2020-2021 athletic year.

The decision comes after protests by some students and alumni who said the use of the name was insulting to indigenous people. -Montreal Gazette

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