They tried to name a tree as their mascot. A conifer. But, that was too racist. Trees are associated with hangings. So, the latest suggestion, coming from the New American, is the Portland Pusillanimous Pipsqueaks. I think it fits. I like it.
They probably thought they’d finally come up with a school mascot so banal, so antiseptic, so plain vanilla that it couldn’t possibly offend anyone. That is, until a school official suggested that evergreen trees could conjure thoughts of black people being lynched. ...