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Ten years ago, San Diego State University was forced to retire their then mascot, "Monty Montezuma," for a more socially acceptable version. Now, SDSU refers to its mascot as the Aztec Warrior– a name considered to be historically more appropriate. Instances seemingly as trivial as a school's mascot is a step in the right direction to diminish the amount of imbalanced association and social stigmas.

Ten years ago, San Diego State University was forced to retire their then mascot, "Monty Montezuma," for a more socially acceptable version. Now, SDSU refers to its mascot as the Aztec Warrior– a name considered to be historically more appropriate. Instances seemingly as trivial as a school's mascot is a step in the right direction to diminish the amount of imbalanced association and social stigmas.