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Nebraska alters its Herbie Husker mascot to avoid a tie to a white supremacy hand gesture

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In the original depiction of the mascot, which debuted in the early 1970s, Herbie’s left hand made the “OK” sign with the index finger and thumb forming a closed circle. In recent years, some hate groups have come to use the gesture as a sign for white power — three straight fingers make a “W” and the circle formed next to an extended finger make a “P.”

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