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Houston school board votes to ban 'offensive' mascots
Fox News/AP ^ | December 13, 2013

Posted on 12/14/2013 6:59:23 AM PST by Zakeet

The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a new policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots.

The new policy calls on schools to show respect and cultural sensitivity in nicknames and mascots. The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: education; houston; loonyleft; mascots; politicallycorrect; schoolboard
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These are the same people that voted for me ... Sheila Jackson Lee!

1 posted on 12/14/2013 6:59:24 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I guess the school board has nothing better to do than worry about a school mascot.


2 posted on 12/14/2013 7:12:34 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

And what’s offensive? Why, it’s whatever some political hate group *says* is offensive — even if no one has ever been offended by it before!

Thanks Zakeet.


3 posted on 12/14/2013 7:14:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Zakeet

Some wit could have fun with this, by making truly offensive mascots, and then reporting sports as if these were those schools actual mascots. It could be even better if they used offensive verbs to describe the outcome of games.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 7:19:36 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Zakeet

5 posted on 12/14/2013 7:21:30 AM PST by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Zakeet

6 posted on 12/14/2013 7:22:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Those zebra mascots are offensive.

Wait, they are the refs.


7 posted on 12/14/2013 7:28:50 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Zakeet

Houston is becoming Chicago.


8 posted on 12/14/2013 7:30:52 AM PST by Temujinshordes
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To: Zakeet

Next Week’s Matchup:

The Spawn of Unwed Crack Ho’s

Versus

The Baggy Drawers Knockout Kings


9 posted on 12/14/2013 7:31:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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Looks like the Indians, Redskins, Warriors and Rebels will be looking for new names.


10 posted on 12/14/2013 7:38:27 AM PST by deport
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To: Zakeet

Dept. of Thought Crime.


11 posted on 12/14/2013 7:40:30 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Zakeet
The names “Lee” and “Jackson” have offensive Civil War connotations, I think you should change yours moniker to something less offensive. Like “Shiela Crack Ho”.
12 posted on 12/14/2013 7:42:10 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: deport
LOL...they can utilized the mascot name of my father's high school..."Bullies"
13 posted on 12/14/2013 7:45:44 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Zakeet

So much for monikers like, Lane High School Wetbacks, huh? Since many high schools have been inundated by crimigrant third world illegals, I always thought that would be an appropriate mascot. Just have some guy in a pancho and sombrero show up, soaking wet. Likely with a backpack full of marijuana.


14 posted on 12/14/2013 7:52:44 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Giant Douche vs Turd Sandwich.


15 posted on 12/14/2013 7:53:26 AM PST by ElevenB
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Giant Douche vs Turd Sandwich.


16 posted on 12/14/2013 7:53:27 AM PST by ElevenB
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To: Venturer

Looks like goodbye to my mascot, the Lamar Redskin!


17 posted on 12/14/2013 7:55:27 AM PST by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Iron Munro

Lol. Now that’s funny!


18 posted on 12/14/2013 8:01:54 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Zakeet

Keep the name Braves and Show pictures of firefighters, Warriors - Soldiers & Marines, Redskins - Devils!


19 posted on 12/14/2013 8:07:16 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Zakeet

This completely confuses me. Schools named their teams for something that they had no respect for, or wanted to put down? Really?

I thought it was an honor to be named Indians or Redskins, etc. I thought it meant the school admired the toughness and the grit of the group that they named their team after.

Well excuse me for being stupid!


20 posted on 12/14/2013 8:13:04 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Travis McGee

Is this the dept that will be deciding what is and isn’t “offensive”?


21 posted on 12/14/2013 8:13:44 AM PST by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: BelleAl

Looks like goodbye to my mascot, the Lamar Redskin!

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Yep that was one of the four mentioned in an article I read.


22 posted on 12/14/2013 8:17:58 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

These names all came about to preserve Indian history. As usual, the Indians are enveloped in their ignorance....and greed.


23 posted on 12/14/2013 8:24:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

The sad part is that Indians are now offensive.


24 posted on 12/14/2013 8:25:42 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Ditter

Well, the University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs offend me! Have you ever seen a banana slug? They are as big as a banana and disgusting.


25 posted on 12/14/2013 8:40:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv

Does the Houston school district have any such mascots? Or is this symbolic?

Best I could find:

Barbara Jordan HS Jaguars
Jefferson Davis HS Panthers
Cesar Chavez HS Lobos
Sharpstown HS Apollos
Sterling HS Raiders
Lee HS Generals
Austin HS Mighty Mustangs


26 posted on 12/14/2013 8:42:34 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Zakeet

27 posted on 12/14/2013 8:45:25 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: SunkenCiv

OK, I clicked the link....”Warrior” is not the name of an ethnic group. Anyone can be a warrior. Hubert Humphrey was the Happy Warrior (also Al Smith as I recall).
Oooh...there they go. They could put up a pic of HHH and then their mascot could be a camel with a broken back.


28 posted on 12/14/2013 8:46:16 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: morphing libertarian
The problem is they STILL think we owe them something. We owe them nothing. They became conquered nations under the same rules they lived by.

And they sided with the English...with the words...(imow) "no one can beat the King". Surprise, surprise.

As my Seneca lady friend said...they don't want to work...they drink and do drugs... and they are not disciplined by their parents. Any of the good ones go to Canada.

But not for nothing, my respect for the steel walkers remains in tact.

29 posted on 12/14/2013 8:46:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: scrabblehack

The article mentions four schools that maybe impacted. Click the article link.


30 posted on 12/14/2013 8:47:41 AM PST by deport
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To: Zakeet

“Let’s go both teams”

(Clap, clap, clap clap clap)


31 posted on 12/14/2013 8:48:24 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I have never been to Santa Cruz, maybe Slugs is an appropriate name. :)
32 posted on 12/14/2013 8:53:08 AM PST by Ditter
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To: BenLurkin
The local skoo district remains under fire:


33 posted on 12/14/2013 8:55:27 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Venturer

I find the Houston school board offensive. Very offensive.


34 posted on 12/14/2013 8:58:28 AM PST by heye2monn
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To: Zakeet

Mexican Cowboys

Maynard Dixon didn't speak PC in 1909...

35 posted on 12/14/2013 8:59:16 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Ditter

It was just the students trying to be their anti-establishment selves. When the university first opened the student body was asked to vote on name for the mascot, and they chose banana slugs. Those little beasts are found in the woods around Santa Cruz, and UC Santa Cruz is known as the “party school” in the (otherwise demanding) University of California network. But mostly they chose it because everybody who hears it says “Ewwwwww”. I’ve been known to scream when I encountered one on a trail — more than once.


36 posted on 12/14/2013 9:02:38 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Venturer

“The Braves” ?? Go figure


37 posted on 12/14/2013 9:04:34 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: scrabblehack

Strake Jesuit (private) College Prep Crusaders! I noticed that after 9/11 they changed the name of their quarterly from “Crusader Chronicle” to “Chronicle”.


38 posted on 12/14/2013 9:06:41 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Ditter

39 posted on 12/14/2013 9:09:36 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Ditter

40 posted on 12/14/2013 9:12:38 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
EEEEUUUUU! I thought they ATE bananas I didn't know they looked like a banana a rotten banana! Well if that's what kids think of their team and their school who are you to interfere....... :)
41 posted on 12/14/2013 9:35:59 AM PST by Ditter
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Well, the University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs offend me! Have you ever seen a banana slug? They are as big as a banana and disgusting.”

Have you ever been to UC SANTA CRUZ? The student body there all make Banana Slugs look positively inviting. Our daughter’s ex-husband went there, so we really understand that UCSC is the crap hole of the UC system which in and of itself is a sad truth.


42 posted on 12/14/2013 9:38:32 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387; Ditter

You both make good points!

Funny thing — I have cousins who live in Santa Cruz and they have all turned out to be VERY conservative. Didn’t start out that way, but when they grew up...


43 posted on 12/14/2013 9:45:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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It’s about time. I have always found Indians to be utterly and totally offensive


44 posted on 12/14/2013 9:57:03 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage

BORED with the Board


45 posted on 12/14/2013 10:02:01 AM PST by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Venturer

Never met a mascot that didn’t offend me—goes back to when I was a kid and the school I started out in called themselves the WheatRidge Farmers Most of them kids had NO idea what a real farmer was. And those schools that called themselves the Wildcats—or the Panthers aint no way none of them would have scat to do with the real thing. One school I went to even called themselves the Miners.Have you ever been down inside a mine. Those I’ve been in were cold enough my bones ached. And dark Love to see any of them try to shoot hoops — or play a single quarter of football in any of the mineshafts I’ve seen. And none of the kids I knew at that schools could have handled a shift in a mine. So I’m all with banning offensive mascots.Maybe part of my problem is the school ignored my suggestion we be known as the teenage skirt and booze chasers.Can you believe they ignored that excellent suggestion from one of their own?


46 posted on 12/14/2013 10:35:02 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: broken_arrow1
The names “Lee” and “Jackson” have offensive Civil War connotations,

Actually, that's HONORABLE Civil War connotations -- and she's a disgrace to both of those last names.

47 posted on 12/14/2013 10:37:59 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Zakeet

“The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited.”

So by those criteria, any mascot representing a human of any kind will be prohibited, I suppose. Every single one of us has a race and ethnicity, after all.


48 posted on 12/14/2013 10:55:42 AM PST by unseelie
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To: Zakeet

I suggest the Houston High Trayvons.

One of my first memories was the political purging of my elementary school’s mascot “Red Devils.” One of the local megachurches started that fight.


49 posted on 12/14/2013 3:08:55 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

How about:

Katrina Refugees!!!


50 posted on 01/24/2014 4:00:02 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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