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.
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: