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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Willoughby South High School Will Drop Confederate "Rebel" Mascot

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM

SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
Fox 8 has reported that the Willoughby-Eastlake School District has dropped its controversial "Rebel" mascot, or at least that the school will modify the way that "Rebel is interpreted. The depiction is currently that of a Confederate soldier.

Scene reported in 2015 that at Willoughby South HS, the Confederate Flag is a symbol of school pride.



Recent events, (according to Fox 8's inside sources), including the violence in Charlottesville, where Confederate Flags were seen flying next to Nazi flags and other icons of racial violence, accelerated what a decision that had long been in the works.
 
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“In light of the changing perception of the Civil War rebel icon," a spokesperson told Fox 8, Willoughby-Eastlake City School has made a decision to move forward to identify a new figure to represent the South High Rebels.”



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