Latest mascot on the chopping block: UNLV’s ‘Hey Reb’ accused of racism
Unless your university’s mascot is a mushroom or a woodland creature of some sort, it’s probably been accused of being racist (or misogynistic, or cultural appropriation, or a microaggression, or scary, or …)
The latest target: UNLV’s Hey Reb!
Hey Reb aims to showcase an independent mountain man and rebel spirit – but to Black Lives Matter protesters at the school, he’s apparently a racist redneck. That’s because years and years and years ago, he donned confederate garb. But his retooled look apparently is STILL not enough to campus antagonists.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that at a rally on campus to show solidarity with University of Missouri protesters this week, students yelled at the campus president that Hey Reb! was proof that one of the most diverse campuses in the nation is really a racist hotbed of hate.