Amherst College Drops Colonial Mascot

Amherst College announced on Tuesday that it will remove the colonial military commander Lord Jeffrey Amherst as its mascot. The college's name will stay the same but "it will be college policy" to not use Lord Jeffrey as a symbol. This comes after students began to protest Lord Jeffrey as a symbol of white oppression as he advocated for killing Native Americans with smallpox-infected blankets over 250 years ago.