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Hyperbole and Reason

It's always good to go to the source of things. Nebraska Huskers t-shirts featuring new cartoon mascot Herbie Husker, left, and old cartoon mascot, right, are displayed at the Husker Hounds store in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has made a change to its cartoon mascot Herbie Husker to eliminate confusion about the meaning of a hand gesture he makes that some people connect with White supremacy. (AP Photo/Eric Olson) Here is a news article about Nebraska changing it's Mascot due to a perceived misunderstanding of a hand gesture. Again, PERCEIVED. Fox News: Nebraska alters Herbie Husker cartoon to avoid White supremacy link The article by Fox gives a little insight as to the why and uses the ADL  (Anti-defamation League) as a source. So I thought, "How bent is the ADL on hyperbole?" This is a direct quote from the ADL on the "Okay " hand gesture: "The overwhelming usage of the 'okay' hand gest