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After a vote Monday, the controversial seal of a town in upstate New York will remain.

Whitesboro Residents Vote to Keep Racist Seal: Here's What People Are Saying About the Decision

Simon Moya-Smith

A town in upstate New York voted overwhelmingly on Monday to keep its controversial seal of a white man subduing a Native American.

To many, the decision was no surprise. The mostly-white town of about 3,700 — including its mayor — postulate that the image is of a friendly wrestling match between a white man and his Native American neighbor.

Local New York news networks are reporting that a film crew from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" were present for the vote, but the crew did not say when their segment on the vote would air.

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Regardless of how true to history the image is — that white invaders [otherwise known as "settlers"] aggressively suppressed Native Americans — the image on its face is glaringly offensive, the opposition has argued.

Here's what people are saying on social media about the town's decision to keep the seal:

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tmsyr11's picture
Submitted by tmsyr11 on
Ahhhh…..the Democratic process at work! The people have earned and exercised their esteemed and sacred privilege to vote. God Bless the United States (peoples, tribes, communities) of America!!!!

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Say it ain't so, Mr. President: “As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background,” Mr. Obama said. “We can’t afford to go down that path.” - Barack Obama, January 12, 2016 SOTU Speech

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Pull all TAX payer dollars, all Federal, and State funding, and see how fast that vote is recalled.. Deport them back to their ancestry lands...... BTW.... that is not a picture of a "white man subduing an Indian"! It is a depiction, a rendering, of a white man KILLING!!!!!! another human being, who's people discovered, cultivated and colonized this land hundreds of thousands of year before the diseased riddled white man was thrown out of their home lands. Remembering Australia! This is a depiction of a white man aiding in one of the many, unspoken, genocide of the Native People.