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Current Event February 10, 2016

Mascot Booted

Traditions and history are important, but in some places that is being set aside if they are seen as offensive. A college in western Massachusetts is named after the town of Amherst, and their mascot is Lord Jeffrey Amherst who was a British General during the French and Indian War. Some say the General is an example of hate and discrimination because he called for giving blankets with smallpox to Native Americans. Some say he was a hero because of his military service. Listen to hear more about how this man’s history has entered into the debate over a college mascot.

Politics Protest US History I

Story Length: 2:20

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New England Public Radio

AIR DATE: 01/26/2016

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