Former Kahuku High School and University of Hawaii football standout Leonard Peters joined ESPN Honolulu’s “The Sports Fix” earlier this week to share his thoughts on the recent controversy over Kahuku’s “Red Raiders” nickname, mascot and traditions. Last week, it was revealed that the school’s administration would adhere to a recommendation from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Compliance Branch to drop the school’s mascot and tomahawk chop celebration.
”They never lived in our community,” Peters told show hosts Mark Veneri and RJ Hollis. “They never played sports with us. They never went to our school. But they’re going to make decisions for us and tell us what our mascot is? That doesn’t make any sense.”
The complete interview can be heard below: