How long until Boone County "Rebels" are forced to change their mascot?

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    Also, for those who might not read the story, Boone County started this change a year ago. This is not in reaction to recent events.
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    I remember when I was graduating in 2002 they were in talks to change the mascot all together but nothing ever came of it. Im sad to see "MR. REBEL" retired! I did hear this morning that they will be talking about changing the nickname again!

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    I hate this

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    For what it is worth two teachers I know at Boone have told me this is nothing but a grab to be "in the news".

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    That's the same link as we got up in post #24.

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    Gutless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie57 View Post
    Gutless!
    Gutless for changing their logo?

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    WoW - How sad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Gutless for changing their logo?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    WoW - How sad...
    I'd say it bums me out a little. But I don't really have much association with my high school anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie57 View Post
    Yes
    Is it gutless, or is it showing well thought out prudence and forward thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Is it gutless, or is it showing well thought out prudence and forward thinking?
    Gutless, to let a bunch of crybaby snowflakes intimidate you into removing history of your school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie57 View Post
    Gutless, to let a bunch of crybaby snowflakes intimidate you into removing history of your school!
    Boone County High School started using the rebel mascot in the mid-1950s - right after Brown v. Board of Education decision essentially kicked off the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Some current-day Boone County residents try to explain it away by saying it had to do with the James Dean "Rebel Without A Cause" movie character, but the fact is, the school chose to adopt a mascot that was a pretty clear depiction of a Confederate rebel, and unquestionably not a 1950s greaser like the one played by James Dean in the movie. So, in a time when the absolute hottest topic in the United States was race relations and civil rights, Boone County High School chose to manifest their school spirit with a warrior who fought to keep blacks enslaved by whites. That's a pretty damn straightforward statement if you ask me.

    As for historical significance, Boone County IS known for its residents who assisted escaped slaves as a last stop before crossing the Ohio River to the free north. When it comes to the "Confederate rebel" history of Boone County, there just really wasn't a whole lot there until some bigoted white folks came along in the mid-1950s and felt inspired to name their school's mascot in honor of racial prejudice.

    So.....are you saying people are a bunch of crybaby snowflakes for wanting to leave behind racial prejudice that was plainly established in the mid-20th century?

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