Change the mascot! No more Confederate "Rebels" for JHS!
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The Juanita High School (Kirkland, Washington) mascot is the "Rebel" and it's current logo is slightly modified iteration of the Confederate flag. We feel that there is no place for the memorializing of Confederate white supremacy at Juanita High School. Other schools across the nation have made the decision to change their "Rebel" mascot in light of it's historical connotations and by signing this, we believe that it is time for Juanita High School to do the same.
By signing this petition, we call on Lake Washington School District, Juanita High School leadership, and the JHS PTSA to take immediate action to remove the "Rebels" as Juanita High School's mascot and begin the process of disrupting white supremacy in the Juanita High School community.
For more information on the legacy of Confederate monuments and other schools who have chosen to change their mascot, see the links below:
"When Heritage Equals Hate: The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States" https://youtu.be/QOPGpE-sXh0
"Ohio HS drops 'rebel' mascot: 'We thought it was the right thing to do'" http://usatodayhss.com/2017/ohio-hs-drops-rebel-mascot-we-thought-it-was-the-right-thing-to-do
"Rebels without racism? South Albany High School examines its Confederate mascot" http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/07/south_albany_rebel_mascot.html
"San Lorenzo High to ax ‘The Rebels’ mascot name" http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/06/30/san-lorenzo-high-to-ax-the-rebels-mascot-name/
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