"It is a term that demeans a group of people," the letter says. "Similarly, the team's logo also can reasonably be viewed as racially demeaning. At best, the image is an ethnic stereotype that promotes cultural misunderstanding; at worst, it is intensely derogatory."
The Green Acres School website says the school was founded in 1934 as the first racially integrated school in Montgomery County "by parents who wanted to develop in their children a love of learning, a strong sense of intrinsic motivation, and a deep commitment to social justice."
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The letter asks that parents "not send your children to school wearing clothing with either the team name or logo in the year and years to come." It says that the head of school will be speaking with students to share with them his decision "and to enlist their understanding and support" and it invites parents to reach out with any questions they may have "about how to discuss this with your child."
Requests for comment from the Washington team and from Green Acres School were not immediately returned.