New York

Upstate NY village mulls changing logo criticized as racist

A central New York village whose logo has been called racist and offensive because it appears to show a white man choking a Native American says it's considering changing it.

The Whitesboro website says the emblem dates to the early 1900s and depicts a friendly wrestling match between village founder Hugh White and an Oneida Indian. It says White won the match and the lasting goodwill of the Oneidas.

The seal appears on village police cars, signs and stationery. Controversy has waxed and waned over the years and came to a head last summer, when an online petition was posted by someone who saw the logo and took offense.

A non-binding vote was scheduled for Monday evening to let residents weigh in on keeping the logo or changing it.