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Statists Order High School to Change “Indians” Nickname
The New American ^ | Monday, 19 September 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 09/20/2011 9:02:45 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

It’s time to originate a new joke: “What do you call 10,000 statists at the bottom of the sea?

A good start.”

What prompts me to quip about this watery solution is the latest bit of lunacy from the Tolerance and Diversity Nazis: Wisconsin education officials have ordered Berlin High School near Milwaukee to change its nickname from the “Indians.” The problem, found the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), is that the name is race-based.

The first reaction should be, “So what?” But more on that in a moment.

The Chicago Tribune reports that this move was instigated by a complaint from a Berlin HS alumnus.

That’s right, one complaint.

Talk about the squeaky (and one-screw-loose) wheel getting the grease.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: indians; school; sports; wisconsin
When are people going to say 'enough' and tell the PC idiots to go to Hell?
1 posted on 09/20/2011 9:02:50 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer
Get the NCAA out of Indianapolis, Indiana
2 posted on 09/20/2011 9:06:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladins Prayer

Did Delhi complain?


3 posted on 09/20/2011 9:06:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladins Prayer

Change the name to the Berlin Nazis and see if they like it better.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 9:07:49 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Paladins Prayer

Just change it to Fighting Whities. White people seem to be the only group that doesn’t feign being offended.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I am offended by Cleveland “Browns”


6 posted on 09/20/2011 9:10:11 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Paladins Prayer

Fine! Change the team nickname to “Indiginous Native Domestic Inhabitants And Natural Scientists”, which is a little bit long for most cheers so just adopt the acronym “INDIANS”.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 9:11:25 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: BO Stinkss

“Vikings” is another ‘race-based’ nickname that needs to be changed...

;-)


8 posted on 09/20/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: WayneS

...and “Celtics”, as well!


9 posted on 09/20/2011 9:14:11 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I agree with the person who complained. “Indians” refers to people from that country next to Pakistan.
This high school should make things right and call themselves the “Injuns”.


10 posted on 09/20/2011 9:18:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: WayneS
...and “Celtics”, as well!

Haha! Been to Southie? Good luck widdat. This would be the reply to any such attempt.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 9:20:44 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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Just change it to the more politically correct...”Drunken Indians”


12 posted on 09/20/2011 9:21:05 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: WayneS
“Vikings” is another ‘race-based’ nickname that needs to be changed...

No, I think most Norwegions/Swedes are proud of their heritage. The American Indians must be ashamed of theirs - so if no one says their names; perhaps they will forget their shame (whatever it was).

13 posted on 09/20/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: WayneS

“Bucks” might be considered offensive;)


14 posted on 09/20/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Paladins Prayer

This demonstrates that America’s problems stem far wider and deeper than Obama.

It’s a mistake to think just because a Republican may occupy the WH and a few more in Congress next time around that all will be okay.

Far from it. The stench has become woven right into the fabric of our culture.

Taking our country back begins and ends at the grassroots level. We cannot, as individuals, afford to sit back, pull a lever in November and go back to the sports page for another four years.

As Mark Levin often says, “Get involved”.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: Paladins Prayer
When are Indians going to change their names from being animal-based?

Horses everywhere were traumatized to learn that a "human" was named Crazy Horse.

And members of the male bovine species were livid to find out that they were belittled as being lazy by an Indian being named Sitting Bull.

16 posted on 09/20/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: BigCinBigD

“Change the name to the Berlin Nazis and see if they like it better.”

Lol. That would in fact be an intimidating nickname.


17 posted on 09/20/2011 9:23:18 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Paladins Prayer

They should rename themselves the “Nosy, busybody bureacrats”.

THAT will strike fear into their opponents!


18 posted on 09/20/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I once suggested the name “Hampton Honkies” for a minor-league hockey franchise in southeastern Virginia. They went with “Tidewater Sharks” instead.

It turns out they were ahead of their time...


19 posted on 09/20/2011 9:23:47 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

One person complained.

The name and address of that person and his/her family members should be published.

So, what if hundreds of people complain that they are offended that the name is being removed and they consider that racist. What then?


20 posted on 09/20/2011 9:24:22 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Lancey Howard
This is a far more intimidating mascot:

Kali Pictures, Images and Photos

Unlike this pansy


21 posted on 09/20/2011 9:25:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Frank_2001

>>>“Bucks” might be considered offensive;)<<<

Reminds me of the Indian girl whose tribal name was Ninety-Nine Cents because she was always under a buck!


22 posted on 09/20/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwQbPgouUYo
23 posted on 09/20/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Paladins Prayer

It appears that these interfering officious twits don’t understand that we name our sports teams for things we ADMIRE, like lions, bears, braves, etc. There isn’t a team called “The Weasels”, or “Algal Mats”, or “Blowflies”.

ONE complaint, from ONE loser, and the school is asked to change its history?

Orwell and Huxley described utopias, not the dystopia we seem to be stumbling toward.


24 posted on 09/20/2011 9:28:20 AM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I often wondered why the Braves left Milwaukee for Atlanta. Know I know...


25 posted on 09/20/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: BigCinBigD
Change the name to the Berlin Nazis and see if they like it better.

Do you know that a Science Fiction writer once accused Larry Niven of stealing his ideas before he had a chance to think them?

Well Niven's done it to you too. Throwaway mention to Berlin Nazis football team in "Bordered in Black" in Inconstant Moon (coll. 1974)

26 posted on 09/20/2011 9:34:54 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The Seminole tribe told the PC people to f—k themselves in no uncertain terms when they tried to force Florida State to change its name.


27 posted on 09/20/2011 9:35:42 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Paladin2

They should change their name from ‘Indians’ to ‘Pakistanis’.


28 posted on 09/20/2011 9:36:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (God bless the Commonwealth)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The proper name would be THE CHINESE.


29 posted on 09/20/2011 9:40:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paladins Prayer

The Indians are the true Vanishing American. Soon the Statists will remove their names from everything and in a few hundred years they will be around but completely forgotten, erased from history.


30 posted on 09/20/2011 9:41:07 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

When Montgomery Alabama got a baseball team, they didn’t take any chances of any controversy. They named the team the Biscuits. How dumb is that ?


31 posted on 09/20/2011 9:43:34 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: Paladins Prayer

I like Southpark’s take on team names where every team is the “Roughriders”.

“Boy, these Roughriders sure are having a tough time handling the Roughriders.”


32 posted on 09/20/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Paladins Prayer

How many “indians” were involved with this decision?


33 posted on 09/20/2011 9:48:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Himyar

Well, the FSU Seminoles name that got voted down was the “Crackers”

Now THAT’s a name.


34 posted on 09/20/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I’m really looking forward to the 101st running of the Nativeamericanapolis 500 from the beautiful Nativeamericanapolis Motor Speedway in the heart of Nativeamericanapolis, Nativeamericana

I hope Jim Nabors will be singing “Back Home Again in Nativeamericana.


35 posted on 09/20/2011 9:52:08 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
"This demonstrates that America’s problems stem far wider and deeper than Obama."

Dave Chapelle

36 posted on 09/20/2011 9:53:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Just one time, I’d like to see them send a letter that says, “Dear Education Nazis:

Go to hell.

Respectfully,

....”
Colonel, USAFR


37 posted on 09/20/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: BO Stinkss

So are most Pittsburgh Steelers fans.............


38 posted on 09/20/2011 10:08:51 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: WayneS

I am offended by ‘Redskins’.......and ‘Eagles’ and ‘Giants’...............


39 posted on 09/20/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Paladin2

My local HS team is The Choctawhatchee HS Indians, aka Big Green Indians......

http://www.choctawindians.net/


40 posted on 09/20/2011 10:14:05 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Paladins Prayer

41 posted on 09/20/2011 10:16:57 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger

So, you’re a Cowboys fan?

;-)


42 posted on 09/20/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: WayneS

How'd you guess?...........

43 posted on 09/20/2011 10:51:34 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Paladins Prayer

I’ve never understood these racist based arguments.
Sports teams don’t name themselves after losers.


44 posted on 09/20/2011 5:42:05 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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