An Indiana university retires its mascot that shares a name with the Ku Klux Klan newspaper

By: | February 12, 2021

Students who attend Valparaiso University are Crusaders no more.

The Lutheran university, aligning with schools and professional sports teams that have recently nixed racist mascots, has announced it will replace its mascot, the Crusader, because of its usage by hate groups.

The Crusades represent a period in Medieval history when Christians enacted violent expeditions against Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land. They are also the namesake of an official Ku Klux Klan newspaper.

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