Should Rutgers change its mascot to be more diverse?
Rutgers student government voted to change its mascot to reflect its student body's diversity, but is it going too far?
How iconic is the Rutgers mascot? While the cartoonish caricature of a knight has certainly imprinted its face into the minds of New Jerseyans everywhere, some students are not so happy with how it represents the university.
The fair-skinned, blue-eyed male knight, dressed in scarlet garb is apparently not diverse enough to represent the entire student population, some students are complaining. The Daily Targum, Rutgers' student newspaper, reported in March that the student government had passed a bill "intended to support ethnic and gender diversity by adding multiple Scarlet Knights that could be black, Latino, Asian, female or third gender in addition to the existing Caucasian Scarlet Knight."
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