Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams convinced Whitesboro to change its racist seal

Daily Shows Jessica Williams convinces Whitesboro to change seal.
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The town of Whitesboro, New York, recently voted to keep its racist seal depicting a white man strangling a Native American, which drew national attention and outcry. But apparently, that wasn't the end of the story.

In a segment that aired Thursday night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams visited Whitesboro to learn about the history of the seal and speak with the people who defended it. At the end of her segment, Williams offered a major revelation: While the town did ultimately vote to keep the seal, Williams said the Whitesboro mayor later called her to tell her the town had decided to change the seal after all.

"The village officials and the descendants of Hugh White [the white man depicted on the seal] are getting together with the Oneida Indian Nation to make a new seal that makes everyone happy, " Williams told Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

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"We solved racism!" Noah said. "We fixed it!"

Watch the segment here, starting at the 8:15 mark.

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