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C.S.U.L.B Removes Prospect Pete Statue from Campus


California State University, Long Beach removed the statue of former mascot Prospect Pete off-campus, university president Jane Close Conoley announced Friday, per Daily 49er.

  • Back in May, CSULB announced sharks as the new university mascot, replacing the old 49ers nickname and mascot.

Context:

In 2018, Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley announced the removal of the statue and the student body voted for a new mascot in 2019.


What Conoley is saying:

“In light of the renewed national conversation about anti-racism, we have chosen to begin the relocation process early and have removed the statue from the center of campus,”.

  • “We will develop additional opportunities on campus to more fully examine the past as well as honor our Indigenous peoples.”