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To: We’re petitioning against the Abington school board

We want to get the Abington School Board to change their mascot from a ghost with kkk origins.

We want to get the Abington School Board to change their mascot from a ghost with kkk origins.

The mascot of racist origins that represents our school, who claims to support diversity and supports, "no place for hate.” Needs to be changed. As you can see in the image above our mascot is very clearly being symbolised as a klans member, which is unacceptable for a school with apparently “no tolerance for hate.”

Why is this important?

The Abington School District mascot “The Galloping Ghost” represents a white supremacist symbol. The original illustrations of the mascot depict a member of the KKK, a racist hate group that has been targeting black americans since the 1800s. For a school district that practices No Place for Hate ideals, this is unacceptable. Some of you may think that just because the school changed the depiction it is perfectly fine, but the history of the KKK still lies in years of yearbooks.

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Reasons for signing

  • if we want to be able to continue calling ourselves a no place for hate society, we have to hold ourselves to the standards of one! remove the ghost!
  • It’s looks exactly like a klansman! It’s gotta go
  • Why the hecc is this a thing-

Updates

2020-06-30 13:51:39 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-06-27 11:24:08 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-06-27 02:27:19 -0400

I’m so glad we’re up to 66 signatures but I urge everyone to keep sharing on every platform they can and share to to family members or classmates. Stay safe

2020-06-26 22:58:44 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-06-26 21:32:46 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-06-26 21:12:59 -0400

10 signatures reached

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