U.S. vil­lage chang­ing logo that was tar­get of na­tional jokes

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD - The As­so­ci­ated Press

WHITES­BORO, N.Y. — A New York state vil­lage is chang­ing its of­fi­cial logo af­ter the im­age, which ap­pears to show a white man throt­tling an In­dian, was ridiculed on Com­edy Cen­tral’s “The Daily Show.” Whites­boro Mayor Pa­trick O’Con­nor says Fri­day that vil­lage of­fi­cials and mem­bers of the nearby Oneida In­dian Na­tion will meet to dis­cuss the cre­ation of a new im­age. The an­nounce­ment comes a day af­ter “The Daily Show” aired a seg­ment filmed on Jan. 11, when vil­lagers voted to keep the tra­di­tional logo for its his­toric value. O’Con­nor says the logo shows a his­toric wrestling match that fig­ured into good re­la­tions be­tween early set­tlers and the Onei­das. He said the new seal will pre­serve his­tory with a more mod­ern and cul­tur­ally ap­pro­pri­ate draw­ing.

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