Village seal changed due to racist charges
Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:21am
Whitesboro, a village of about 3,700 in central New York's Oneida County, recently unveiled a new official seal in efforts to respond to a charge of racism. The previous seal depicting a wrestling match between the community's founder and an Oneida Indian chief endured national scrutiny as it was interpreted as a white man strangling a Native American.
Prompted by an online campaign disparaging the original, three-fourths of those voting in 2016 were in favor of keeping the emblem. However, within weeks the town's leaders overrode the votes, citing voters who had contacted city leaders and...