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#302779 - 08/19/17 11:17 PM USC mascot under scrutiny for having name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse
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Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse

Nathan Fenno
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2017

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When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt.

Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX debuts this fall — trotting out of the tunnel as “Conquest” plays and the costumed Trojan warrior atop the horse waves a sword. But during a rally earlier this week to show solidarity in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., a USC campus group linked the name to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, whose favorite horse was Traveller.

At the rally, according to the student newspaper the Daily Trojan, Saphia Jackson, co-director of the USC Black Student Assembly, asked students not to be quiet, and reminded that “white supremacy hits close to home” and referenced the name of the Trojans mascot.

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#302782 - 08/20/17 01:52 AM Re: USC mascot under scrutiny for having name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse [Re: Golem]
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There's also a blues band, an insurance company, a couple of TV series, and anybody who goes someplace far away for any reason, all named "traveler".

There is such a thing as having such an open mind that your brain falls out.

I'm sure there are real issues for Black USC students to get worked up about, like all the fellow people of color being deported for no reason, and university-associated foreign students and guest faculty being denied entry to the country.

I bet there are even some KKK or Neo-Nazis in nearby areas.

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