Whitesboro Residents Vote to Keep the Town’s “Racist” Logo

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Published January 11, 2016

WHITESBORO, NEW YORK—Residents of Whitesboro, New York on Monday voted to retain their logo of a white man choking an American Indian man.

The informal vote was 157 out of 212—or 74.0 percent—to keep the logo.

The logo dates back to 1883.

Supposedly the logo shows the town’s founder Hugh White involved in a “friendly” wrestling match with an Oneida tribal member. However, the logo became controversial after the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina last June.

Whitesboro sits 52 miles east of Syracuse, New York in Oneida County.

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