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

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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

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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