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June 26, 2015

US town emblem criticised for 'racist' Native American imagery

Confederate flag controversy has Whitesboro residents wondering if it's time to change their official town seal.
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Image via Twitter user @KeeganNYC

The US confederate flag debate trending on social media over the past week has called attention to another "controversial" symbol in the country: the official seal of a small village in the state of New York called Whitesboro. The seal, which appears on village stationary, police cars and the village website, depicts Whitesboro founder Hugh White wrestling a Native American.

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