Mavric Posted January 28, 2022 Share Posted January 28, 2022 Quote For almost 50 years, Herbie Husker has worn blue overalls, sported a big red cowboy hat and kept an ear of corn in his pocket. For almost all that time, Herbie Husker has held a football in one hand and thrown up an “a-OK” sign with the other. Now, Herbie’s left hand shows “we’re number one.” The reason for that slight switch: Modern white supremacy. Internet trolls and hate groups have tried to turn the OK sign into a symbol of white power, claiming that the three fingers up form a W and the circle and wrist form a P. This new meaning of “OK” was brought to the attention of Lonna Henrichs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic department’s licensing and branding director, in July 2020, just weeks after George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s murder prompted racial reckoning and protests across the country — including counterprotests where members of hate groups flashed the sign. OWH 3 1 Quote Link to comment
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