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New Mascot Stirs Controversy At San Antonio College

A group of students at San Antonio College is concerned their school’s new mascot reinforces racist stereotypes.

Antonio the Masked Ranger was introduced to students at a pep rally earlier this month wearing a black mask, red cape and black sombrero.

“What people are going to take away from this is that it's now some kind of Latino bandit,” said Nati Román, a Mexican American Studies major. “It kind of plays into those old stereotypes that were very prevalent in our media and Hollywood of the Mexican bandit.”

Román also serves as vice president of the student group Somos la Gente, which roughly translates to “We are the People.” The group is dedicated to offering a safe space for students of color.

Read more: https://www.tpr.org/post/new-mascot-stirs-controversy-san-antonio-college

San Antonio College President Robert Vela, right, poses for a photo with Antonio the Masked Ranger during a pep rally Oct. 9, 2019 introducing students to the mascot.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Nov 1, 2019, 01:10 AM (5 replies)

7 total: 2 more guilty pleas entered in Reagor Dykes financial fraud

Two more former Reagor Dykes Auto Group employees pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud Friday morning in Amarillo federal court.

Seven total former employees have now pleaded guilty to taking part in multi-million dollar fraud schemes at the auto group.

Pepper Laray Rickman, former accounting controller at Reagor Dykes Plainview, and Sherri Lynn Wood, office manager at Reagor Dykes Auto Co. LP in Plainview, admitted the auto group participated in a fraudulent floor plan scheme, states a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Employees submitted loan applications to Ford Motor Credit Co. using vehicle identification numbers for cars that had already been sold. The illegally-obtained funds were then used to cover other expenses, court documents state. Funds were transferred through wire.

Read more: https://www.amarillo.com/news/20191028/7-total-2-more-guilty-pleas-entered-in-reagor-dykes-financial-fraud
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