ESPN Pulls Announcer from UVA Football Game Because His Name is ‘Robert Lee’
Student Group Says USC Trojan’s White Horse Mascot Is a Racist Symbol (VIDEO)
You couldn’t make this up even if you tried. If recent history has taught us anything, then USC looks as if they’ll be getting a brand new mascot very soon.
Why? Because there’s a black student group that is claiming USC’s longtime mascot, a white horse, is a racist symbol, because it’s a sign of white supremacy.
“At the rally, according to the student newspaper the Daily Trojan, Saphia Jackson, co-director of the USC Black Student Assembly, asked students not to be quiet, and reminded that “white supremacy hits close to home” and referenced the name of the Trojans mascot.
The Black Student Assembly did not respond to requests for comment, but questions about the name’s provenance have increased on social media in the midst of the national discussion on race.”
Much like the issues ESPN dealt with earlier this week—when they took a guy named Robert Lee off of a broadcast because his name was too similar to the name of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee—this group claims the horse, whose name is ‘Traveler,’ needs to be removed because that same confederate general had a horse with the same name.