Ole Miss Votes on Mascot

February 23, 2010

Seven years after the University of Mississippi abandoned the use of Colonel Reb as its mascot, the university is considering restoring some (other) mascot, and once again is debating questions of race and symbolism, the Associated Press reported. The old mascot was seen as a symbol of the slave-owning Old South. Now some loyalists are advocating for the old mascot while others just want some mascot. Today, students will vote only on the question of whether some mascot should be selected -- or whether the university should remain without one.

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