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Oregon considers banning Native American mascots
foxnews.com ^ | 3/9/12 | AP

Posted on 03/09/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by ColdOne

SALEM, Ore. – Angry at a halftime show depicting a bare-chested Native American boy with a target painted on his skin, Che Butler set out to force the Molalla Indians and 14 other Oregon high schools to stop using mascots and nicknames that depict American Indians.

Oregon's Board of Education on Thursday took up Butler's plea for the second time, rejoining a longstanding national debate about racial tolerance and school traditions five years after issuing a nonbinding recommendation that schools stop using Native American regalia.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: indians; nativeamericans; sports; victimcard

1 posted on 03/09/2012 1:33:46 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Freakin’ idiots!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 1:34:38 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: ColdOne

His name is “Che”???

Is this for real????

Was his momma a fan of Che Guevarra????


3 posted on 03/09/2012 1:36:37 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ColdOne
Hell I thought they were going to stop Indians from owning horses.
4 posted on 03/09/2012 1:38:10 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: ColdOne

Can you say “censorship?”


5 posted on 03/09/2012 1:39:10 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ColdOne

I agree. Use mascots and nicknames that portray white people. I’d love to see a basketball game between the “Honkeys” and the “Crackers” with 10 black men on the court.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 1:40:12 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: ColdOne

Would it be less offensive if a team called itself the Aryans?


7 posted on 03/09/2012 1:42:00 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Salvation

HA....Yeah, and here around Salem, Oregon somewhere...they want to name a school after Che.....


8 posted on 03/09/2012 1:42:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: ColdOne

Couple this with PETA wanting to ban ANIMAL MASCOT NAMES, and what have you left?........The FIGHTING MINERAL SALTS!......The GREAT TORQUE WRENCHES!.......


9 posted on 03/09/2012 1:46:52 PM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: ColdOne

It is not like they fought so hard to keep their land that some tribes earned respect and struck fear into the heart of our nation. If a mascot or team name is to illustrate the fierceness of your team, maybe these leftists are correct it is better to just feel sorry for the Indians rather say you respect them by naming your team after them. How insulting to them to say that you wish to be as brave and tough as they were. Maybe we should just name our teams after white warriors like the Vikings or the Celtics.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 1:58:42 PM PST by dog breath
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To: goodnesswins

I was born in 1948 and raised in your state. It was a wonderful place to live and grow up. I still love it there, as long as I am traveling, stay only short periods of time and stay away from all the damn libs.

Oregon used to be such a great state and it saddens me every time I see it step deeper into the hole.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 1:59:57 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne

When I was a kid, we never played Cowboys and Native Americans.

I wish I had a nickel for every injun I killed with my cap sixshooter.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 2:11:29 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne

Me gettum very worked up over white fools.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 2:19:31 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: ColdOne

My home state has become way too blue. When I retire, I plan to move back and add a little red to the mix. I see that my high school mascot is still the Warrior, so the lefties haven’t managed to taint that yet.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 2:19:31 PM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: ColdOne
Che Butler set out to force the Molalla Indians and 14 other Oregon high schools to stop using mascots and nicknames that depict American Indians.

When a school or a team uses a Redskin, a Bear, a Steeler, a Bengal, a Seahawk, a 49'er, a Raider, a Pirate, a Cub etc, it does so out of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, not derision or disrespect.

I cannot understand why busy bodies insert their twisted view of the world into this up-side-down reverse logic.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 2:27:26 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Tarantulas

Well, how would like to be called a “Pretzel”?......that is what they use at my kids school.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 2:29:53 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: Tarantulas

Well, how would like to be called a “Pretzel”?......that is what they use at my kids school.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 2:30:06 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: BinaryBoy
I'm rooting for the...

as the replacement mascot!
18 posted on 03/09/2012 2:36:30 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ColdOne

In this ever changing PC world...How long ‘til our sons and daughters walk under a banner proudly proclaiming “Home of the Fightin’ Lesbians”.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 2:52:30 PM PST by elder5
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To: Jack Hydrazine
We will have the fighting Whiteys right after they start putting copies of Ivory, White Man and White Hair magazines in the supermarket. Right after we have a White History Month, highlighting all the contributions and achievements by white people, except it would take more then a month. It would make a great mascot at the local publicly founded “White” college.
20 posted on 03/09/2012 2:53:38 PM PST by dog breath
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To: ColdOne

In this ever changing PC world...How long ‘til our sons and daughters walk under a banner proudly proclaiming “Home of the Fightin’ Lesbians”.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 2:54:42 PM PST by elder5
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I remember that some Native American group made some jerseys like that to show white folks how racist/offensive "Indian mascots" are.

Instead white people thought it was hilarious, and ordered up a bunch of shirts with the Fightin' Whiteys logo. Wish I had thought it up. It IS very funny.

22 posted on 03/09/2012 3:34:04 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: dog breath

Don’t forget about WET - White Entertainment TV!!! LOL!


23 posted on 03/09/2012 3:56:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ColdOne

This is a terrific idea!

Banning the use of Native American mascots will help everyone politely forget they ever existed and that many of them were brave people who valiantly gave up their lives for their land, tribes and families.

Eventually we can sweep the whole Indian mess under the carpet and quietly pretend a horrific wrong - worse than anything we did to the Africans as a whole - never happened.

Sounds like a win-win to me.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 7:51:01 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: ColdOne

Che? Che Butler? How about we require he/she change his/her name?


25 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:07 PM PST by jch10
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