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    New York village to change 'racist' logo



    WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) The upstate New York village of Whitesboro has confirmed that it will change its official logo a day after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

    Village officials and members of the nearby Oneida Indian Nation will meet to discuss creation of a new image, Mayor Patrick O'Connor said Friday.

    The announcement came after "The Daily Show" aired a segment Thursday that was filmed on Jan. 11, when villagers decided in a non-binding vote to keep the traditional logo for its historic value. Among alternative designs put before voters were several provided by the comedy show, including a white man and an Indian apparently dancing and a white settler and an Indian beating up a British soldier.

    O'Connor said the long-time village seal shows a historic wrestling match between village founder Hugh White and an Oneida Indian that figured into good relations between early settlers and the Oneidas. The crudely drawn seal has drawn media attention periodically over the years, most recently in July when someone posted an online petition saying it's offensive and should be removed from village trucks, police cars and signs.

    O'Connor said the new seal will preserve history with a more modern and culturally appropriate drawing.

    "This is but one of many important examples of communities taking welcome steps to be inclusive and promote our region's commitment to civility," said Oneida Nation CEO Ray Halbritter in a statement.

    No timetable was given for making the change.

    New York village changing logo that was butt of jokes

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    Is the village of Whitesboro going to change the image of an American-Indian to an image of an American black or Muslim getting throttled ?

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    It's a stupid 'logo', not surprising it's in the US . . . rather surprising it's in New York

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    It looks to me like they are dancing together, perhaps even in some sort of ancient mating ritual. Or attempted rape.


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    It's not rape unless the Indian's on top, yes.

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    Whatever it is it's awful artwork and the concept is WTF.
    How it was ever agreed upon or lasted this long defies the imagination. (but then we are talking about yanks here.)

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    Why don't these outsiders mind their own business, if you never visit this hamlet then you would never be offended.
    If that sign was in a Thai village nobody would be offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Why don't these outsiders mind their own business, if you never visit this hamlet then you would never be offended.
    If that sign was in a Thai village nobody would be offended.
    But you've got to admit. it's pretty WTF.

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    Hope they keep the redneck mullet on the new logo even if the injun has to go.


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    I just did a google images search for that place.
    it's very white and looks like it always has been.
    Here's one image.
    Look at the two biddies behind the blue shirt. They look like they're pissed ther's no injuns left to choke themselves.



    And these fellers look like they just missed out on tickets to the last injun chokin festival.


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    Whitesboro (there might be a clue in the name) high school students.


    https://www.google.com/search?q=whit...w=1366&bih=677

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    Whites(we already choked all the injuns)boro cross country teams.

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    it's just a friendly wrestling match

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    Here's an interesting suggestion-




    A gaily dressed man leading a young boy by his hand into a dark cave, carrying a mallet in one hand for, erm, protection against bears. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Hope they keep the redneck mullet on the new logo even if the injun has to go.

    If they just put the Injun in an armchair, it changes everything.

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    Injun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Injun?
    Yes the injun, the not white guy in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Injun?
    Shouldn't a been in Whitesboro.

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    Exactly, should've stayed in Injunsboro.

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    Wow. I think wow means oh in Issan. Thanks for the clarification. Ok is ok. Carry on.

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    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    it's just a friendly wrestling match
    More like Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    it's just a friendly wrestling match
    More like Thanksgiving.
    A precursor to the Village People?

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