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Denver high school drops Confederate mascot in favor of bird


October 25, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado high school adopted a new mascot to replace the previous emblem recalling a symbol of the Confederacy.

Denver South High School announced Friday it is now the home of the Ravens, which will replace the Rebels mascot name held throughout the nearly 100-year history of the school, The Denver Post reported.

The old mascot no longer seemed "appropriate, acceptable, or an accurate representation of what South stands for," Principal Bobby Thomas said.

The school conducted focus groups and online surveys over the past six months and a committee determined the new mascot....

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