Change the Pineville High School Mascot

Change the Pineville High School Mascot

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Nicolas Blackstone started this petition to Pineville High School and

Currently, there is national attention being brought to "monuments" in the United States which are dedicated to Confederate soldiers. Largely, these statues are viewed as being symbols of racism and oppression. Monuments, street names, and even mascots which allude to Confederate imagery have been removed. Thus far, Central Louisiana has not been joining other Southern cities in these removals, despite the fact that one of the biggest high schools in the area has a blaring racist mascot.

Pineville High School which has regularly been one of the highest rated public schools in Rapides Parish, is home to the "Pineville High Rebels," as well as their mascot: The Rebel General.  The mascot (which is a carbon copy of the Ole Miss mascot, which the school removed officially in 2003) portrays a Confederate soldier, which along with the schools fight song, "Are you from Dixie," is an overt homage to the racist and oppressive beliefs of the pre-Civil War South and should have no place in today's society in general and in an educational institution in specific. 

Public school (and all schools) should be about progression and inclusion and to have symbols that are so blatantly regressive and exclusive represent a school is unacceptable. Please join us in signing this petition in order to voice your support as we attempt to work towards making a change! 

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