Cal State campus ditching ‘Prospector Pete’ mascot

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Complaints that Gold Rush hurt indigenous people.

California State University’s campus in Long Beach is ditching its longtime mascot amid accusations of racism and officially moving to pick either a new symbol or have no mascot at all.

The university ditched its “Prospector Pete” character in September after criticism that it was offensive to indigenous people.

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