Holy Cow! Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

Turns out Lord Jeff gave smallpox-infested blankets to the Indians. Not exactly what the song says, is it?

To the Frenchman and the Indians he didn’t do a thing

Here’s an extract from the New York Times article:

“Amherst College finds itself in a position where a mascot — which, when you think about it, has only one real job, which is to unify — is driving people apart because of what it symbolizes to many in our community,

And here’s the link to the full NYT article:

One thought on “Holy Cow! Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

  1. If Williams starts using Bovines of Color without Growth Hormones, (“Go BoCoGroHos…Beat Amherst Townies!”) this is one alum who will crawl under my smallpox blanket and wait out such an execrable move.

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