Witch hunts are fun, aren't they? Everyone wants to join in the witch hunt for "Confederate" symbols. This is a tough one if you live in New York (they tore down a subway tile that has a bar in it that you can mistake for a Confederate flag if you're visually or mentally impaired) or Los Angeles, where you have to pursue the white supremacy of a white horse.
Saphia Jackson, co-director of the USC Black Student Assembly, opened the rally encouraging students not to remain silent, and reminding those in attendance that white supremacy hits close to home, referring to the presence of Traveler, USC’s mascot, which is named after Robert E. Lee’s horse.
Except there's actually zero evidence that Traveler is named after Robert E. Lee's horse. Calling a horse Traveler was pretty common. Much like calling a dog, Spot.
But we're in the age of zero evidence and jumping to conclusions based on outrage and self-serving agendas.
“USC’s mascot horse is a symbol of ancient Troy. Its rider, with costume and sword, is a symbol of a Trojan warrior,” the final paragraph said. “The name Traveler, spelled with one ‘l,’ is a common name among horses. . . . USC’s Traveler is and has always been a proud symbol of Troy. There is no truth to any other claims or rumors about its name.”
Lee's horse was Traveller. With two L's.
But we're in Salem witch hunt territory. And so now there's a white supremacist white horse. And besides the Trojans are just old, dead white men. They're probably triggering. No evidence is needed. Only hysteria, crybullying and media hate.