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George Washington University Students Vote to Scrap Mascot, George Washington

A private university in Washington, D.C., is doing away with its mascot due to concerns about its “inclusivity.”

“The George Washington University student body voted Thursday to ‘remove and replace’ its mascot, the George the Colonial,” according to Campus Reform.

George the Colonial was obviously meant to depict Revolutionary War General and the first president of the United States, George Washington.

But a small minority of students at the university worried that the mascot was not sufficiently progressive, presumably due to the fact that Washington was a white man who owned slaves. Despite founding the greatest nation in the history of the planet, Washington’s fatal flaw was that he existed as an ordinary white male of his time.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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