Change West Monroe High School’s Racist Rebel Mascot (PETITION OPEN TO ENTIRE PUBLIC)

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Missouri Brown
6 days ago
I’m signing because it is not normal to grow up in a culture that normalizes a flag and a former country that the confederate flag and rebel mascot does. My dad is a WMHS graduate, as well as many of my family members. I also grew up normalizing these mascots and not even knowing that it was harmful to black and brown people everywhere. It’s an embarrassment and needs to be updated to what we want the world to be.

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Dale Wimberley
Sep 13, 2020
WMHS was one of many schools in the south that adopted the Confederate flag and other Confederate symbols as white spite against the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, much as Confederate statues were put up in the late 1800s and early 1900s as part of intimidating African Americans. WMHS’s association with the Confederate flag is not innocent. It’s time to do away with it. (Student 1972-1975.)

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Brandi Ricks
Sep 11, 2020
Student (2004-2008)

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Scarlett Cooper
Sep 10, 2020
Change needs to happen

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Jonas Hotard
Sep 10, 2020
I signed this petition because I grew up in the surrounding area. I have witnessed the shallowness of racism in West Monroe, La. I also know that there are many people that never leave West Monroe and are stuck in the vicious cycle of systemic racism that reverberates here LOUD and CLEAR. Do not lie to yourself, we all know it is true. After leaving the West Monroe area and living in other cities, I have had the chance to witness racial harmony and social justice. My message to the people of West Monroe High School, Ouachita Parish, and Dr. Don Coker would be. Do not waste your chance in this lifetime to experience that and to miss the opportunity to plant the seed for the tree of harmony, for our future generations to come. Jonas Hotard - WWHS 1991

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Karen Palmertreee
Sep 10, 2020
Class of 1976 I don’t want the WMHS rebel tradition to be changed. The school is known all over the USA as a school of honor and integrity. Enough of this racial agenda non sense let’s focus on real problems in our community #1 proverty

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Amelia Campbell
Sep 10, 2020
It’s offensive & has a racist undertone tied to it.

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Marcus Holmes
Sep 10, 2020
Went one year in 94

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Gwen Roberts
Sep 4, 2020
It ain't obvi?

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M Wigg
Sep 3, 2020
i’m still a student here (junior now)