Skip to comments.Statists Order High School to Change “Indians” Nickname
Posted on 09/20/2011 9:02:45 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
Its 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.
Thats right, one complaint.
Talk about the squeaky (and one-screw-loose) wheel getting the grease.
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Did Delhi complain?
Change the name to the Berlin Nazis and see if they like it better.
Just change it to Fighting Whities. White people seem to be the only group that doesn’t feign being offended.
I am offended by Cleveland “Browns”
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”.
“Vikings” is another ‘race-based’ nickname that needs to be changed...
...and “Celtics”, as well!
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”.
Haha! Been to Southie? Good luck widdat. This would be the reply to any such attempt.
Just change it to the more politically correct...”Drunken Indians”
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).
“Bucks” might be considered offensive;)
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”.
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.
“Change the name to the Berlin Nazis and see if they like it better.”
Lol. That would in fact be an intimidating nickname.
They should rename themselves the “Nosy, busybody bureacrats”.
THAT will strike fear into their opponents!
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...
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?
>>>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!
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.
I often wondered why the Braves left Milwaukee for Atlanta. Know I know...
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)
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.
They should change their name from ‘Indians’ to ‘Pakistanis’.
The proper name would be THE CHINESE.
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.
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 ?
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.”
How many “indians” were involved with this decision?
Well, the FSU Seminoles name that got voted down was the “Crackers”
Now THAT’s a name.
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.
Just one time, I’d like to see them send a letter that says, “Dear Education Nazis:
Go to hell.
So are most Pittsburgh Steelers fans.............
I am offended by ‘Redskins’.......and ‘Eagles’ and ‘Giants’...............
My local HS team is The Choctawhatchee HS Indians, aka Big Green Indians......
So, you’re a Cowboys fan?
How'd you guess?...........
I’ve never understood these racist based arguments.
Sports teams don’t name themselves after losers.