Village Of Whitesboro Votes To Keep Racist Seal Of White Man Strangling Native American Man

Village of Whitesboro Votes to Keep Racist Seal Of White Man Strangling Native American Man

Yes, this is the official seal of Whitesboro, New York. And it will likely continue to be. According to Whitesboro's mayor, the residents just voted 157-55 to keep using this symbol to represent themselves to the world. When the US finally decided to start taking down its more overt symbols of racism last year, Whitesboro's seal made national headlines, spurred by a very popular petition to remove it.

Before you get the wrong idea, the seal of Whitesboro (which is located in the town of Whitestown) has a very innocent story behind it with no imperialistic overtones, not at all, according to this Associated Press report:

Whitesboro's website says the emblem dates to the early 1900s and depicts a friendly wrestling match between village founder Hugh White and an Oneida Indian. It says White won the match and the lasting respect and goodwill of the Oneidas.

Of course White won lasting respect! And the Oneida Indian probably won smallpox.

This whole issue apparently has come up before. In the 1970s, after some residents found the seal offensive, the illustration was modified. A new version was drawn "with White's hands on the Indian's shoulders instead of on his neck," village historian Dana Nimey-Olney told the AP.

Village of Whitesboro Votes to Keep Racist Seal Of White Man Strangling Native American Man

Much better than this, right?

The mayor says the vote was not official and further action will be discussed at a meeting today.

[AP]


Comments

    So it's not a racist seal of a white man strangling a native American man?

      Its quite obviously just a slightly misplaced hug.

      "Come here you...let me hug the life out of you....Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......Sleeeeeeeep"

    If it really was a wrestling match they'd both be naked.

    THEN none would mistakenly call it racist!

    It's only racist if the white man wins...

      But that's why it's racist, the whites did win in the U.S, this emblem is celebrating white violent victory over the natives and should definitely be removed.

    To sum it up;
    "We have no problem being Racist as long as it's Democratic"

    (Tip: make sure you carry out the ethnic cleansing before you ask to vote)

    Last edited 14/01/16 9:31 am

    Before you get the wrong idea
    ...which you created with your incorrect post title?

    Last edited 18/01/16 9:46 am

      I think that "before you get the wrong idea" bit was being facetious. It's pretty damn racist.

        Except that the seal isn't of a white man strangling a native indian man...

    Surely it should have been modernized, the white guy could be packing an AR-15.

    totally misleading heading.

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