On November 8, 2012, Converse College allowed current students to change the Red Devil mascot that has been in place since 1975. Richard the Red Devil is an androgynous figure that allows room for all students. Converse students adopted a new mascot that portrays a stereotypically feminine woman that fails to represent the college's diversity and proven ability to defy gender norms. In fact, Roxie calls to mind exactly the opposite of what we strive to be. Panther and Devil alumnae alike are disappointed in the college they love for a failure to empower Converse women of the future in this way. Eliminate Roxie; see letter below.
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