McCoy says Rebel Mascot at West Monroe symbolizes negative past

Despite an online petition signed by over 3,000 students and former students of West Monroe High School, the parish school board voted not to change the school’s mascot from its iconic “Rebels.”

A former West Monroe graduate appeared before the school board complaining that the “Rebel” mascot conjures negative racial images that are divisive rather than inclusive. Former West Monroe student Dalia El-Giar, characterized the “Rebel” as a racist…

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