Rename Schott Hall and Schottzie Stadium

Rename Schott Hall and Schottzie Stadium

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Kathleen Perazzo started this petition to St. Ursula Academy

St. Ursula Academy newest academic building “Schott Hall” and athletic field “Schottzie Stadium” are named after Marge Schott.

Marge Schott was a former owner of the Reds before she was banned from the MLB for her support of Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler in 1996. She is also known to have said multiple racial slurs towards African-Americans, Jews, and people of Japanese ancestry.

Executive council chairman Bud Selig of the Brewers said: "Mrs. Schott's remarks reflect the most base and demeaning type of racial and ethnic stereotyping … indicating an insensitivity that cannot be accepted or tolerated by anyone in baseball."

Marge Schott Hall and Schottzie Stadium are represented by students and players of all races, religious backgrounds, and ethnicities. To name an academic hall and athletic field after an openly racist woman, no matter the amount of money she donated, is not only irresponsible, but it is also directly contradictory St. Ursula’s mission of integrity and inclusivity. 

We have a responsibility to develop our kids for the future. Black students and other students of color should not be made to play and learn in locations that bear a name such as hers, and white students should not be celebrating her legacy subconsciously. 

As a community of former and current students, staff, players, coaches, alums, and Cincinnatians alike, we will not be promoting her, or her legacy any longer. 

We demand change for the betterment of society, and to push the values that represent what we believe in as a community.   

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