UNM to replace Spanish ‘Conquistador’ on official seal after complaints of ‘symbolic violence’

Trujillo, Spain - July 04, 2018. Pizarro equestrian statue at the sunshine in the Plaza Mayor of Trujillo. A small medieval town, birthplace of the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in western Spain.

The University of New Mexico is accepting design submissions for a new seal after a petition demand for it to “abolish” its “racist seal” that depicted a Spanish Conquistador.

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