On Indian Mascots and the NCAA
If you haven’t heard, the NCAA has made a new rule that schools with Native American (read: Indian) mascots and nicknames can no longer use them in tournaments and champion ships. This affects everying except football at the moment. Schools who elect to keep the names will be required to cover any “offending” logos and alter their uniforms to be “sensitive” to our indigenous population.
What a load of happy horse…ah…uhm…crap.
This is one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard of. It’s political correctness run amok. Think about this: Atlanta Braves. What is a brave? A warrior. A warrior. It is a symbol of respect and marking the worthiness of the culture to adopt this name as a team’s identity. It is not a caricature or insult. It is a simple recognition that this symbol exemplifies all a team strives to be.
I guess if we’re going to start censoring team names just to keep from offending anyone, we’re gonna have to censor the Purdue Boilermakers–can’t have any white trash symbols there, can we? We’ll have to do away with the Tigers, the Bears, and the Dolphins–that’s cruelty to animals. Don’t forget the White Sox, the Red Sox, and the Reds–that’s insulting one’s fashion choice. And we can’t have the Angels–separation of church and state, hello?!?!?
I do hope you get my point. I could be a lot meaner than this but I’m just not in the mood to waste that much energy on the stupidity of a small, cloistered group out of touch with reality. And no, I’m not talking about liberals, though that includes them as well. *wink*