Glad they got rid of it. Racoon sounds better anyway. I became aware of this racial name when I moved to Phoenix. I do not believe this to be a proper thing to call a team. They also used the term spook. With all due respect to Casper the friendly ghost I hope this is also not used anywhere.
You may be out west, but those in Louisiana and who are close to Louisiana--like Texas-- have a different history and even affection for the term "Coon"--and it is not racial.
What a bore. These hyper-sensitive pantywaists really need a keeper if a word is a deadly wound.
Go, Cocks! (South Carolina)
posted on 03/05/2002 5:36:15 AM PST
Good job forcing racism into the equation where there previously was NONE. This has been a school mascot for 78 YEARS!!!
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