Skip to comments.Ban of Indian mascots is 'disrespectful' [Oregon Idiots Ban Indian School Nicknames--Backfire!]
Posted on 05/25/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
It's another form of disrespect.
Tribes in Oregon aren't offended with schools using "Braves" "Warriors" and "Indians" as mascots. They are upset that state school leaders have voted to eliminate all Native mascots in public schools.
"It's easier to ban Native American images than it is to deal with the real issue," says Shiobhan Taylor, a spokesperson for Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Last week, on a 5-1 vote, the Oregon Board of Education banned public schools from using American Indian names and mascots for their athletic teams, out of a concern they disparage native people.
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Guess who is pissed off? The Indians.
Solution - don't pander.
My school was the Comets.
This whole thing certainly is moronic. Would you actually name your team after something you wanted to mock? No, you name it after something that you think is gallant, noble, worthy of honor. Lefties truly are idiots!
Typical white guilt at work. Patronize some group that neither wants or appreciates the “help” being offered.
By the way, my favorite story about this relates to Arkansas State University. A few years back, the ASU community was looking for replacement nicknames for the Indians, and one of the most popular mascot choices was a train locomotive, with the teams called the “Engines”. Needless to say, that idea was nixed.
Those names are chosen by the schools in honor of Braves, Warriors, Indians, etc.
BTW, since when did N.A. Indians become the only group with "Warriors"?
The Tampa Thugs.
The Left has determined that these lesser peoples don’t even know when to be offended.
The reason is because when this crap first surfaced, those tribes went to the NCAA weenies and demanded that the mascots be left alone.
Everyone who waited or, worse, thought they could negotiate their cooperation into free stuff (scholarships, minority studies, etc.), is now suffering under the jack boots of the spawn of the original PC nazis.
More like ‘I will be offended for you.’
Mine was / is the Crusaders; mooselimbs are deeply offended, I guess.
I care - not so much.
Heeey! I think I'm a member of that tribe.
I see nothing wrong with calling Indians Indians.Many of them do it themselves and we still have a Bureau of Indian Affairs.Everyone knows American Indians don't come from India. The name has important associations with American history and as such should not be expunged from our vocabulary.And if that wasn't enough, everyone born in America is a native American.
The most patently ethnically-offensive mascot I know is the pugnacious-looking little lepruachan of the Celtics. (I’m sick of these Irish stereotypes — as soon as I finish my drink, I’m going to punch somebody!) Of course, no one is trying to PC him away to salve the sensitvities of the Irish, and he is beloved to the point of being a very popular tatoo here in the People’s Rep. of Mass. Anyone who is proud of and confident in their ethnicity can enjoy the humor inherent in caricature. Lack of true pride and confidence is probably why the Muzzies always get their head-towels in a bunch whenever someone draws a cartoon.
Objects in space object to the name...
Real, but banned a few years ago from Pekin, Illinois:
I remember years ago when Navajos from one school got into a fight with Navajos from Tuba City high over a ball game.
I’m trying to come up with a joke about them being “yutes” but they were not Utes, the Navajo’s traditional enemy.
We have quite a few tribes here in the northwest as well.
The best were the team names from the movie, “Baseketball”
New Jersey Informants
San Francisco Ferries
San Antonio Defenders
At a school not far south of Fayetteville, the school admin tried to get the team name changed to the “Charging Squirrels”.
Has Elizabeth Warren weighed in on this?
Are there any mascots called The Mythical Fractional Redskins?
I give them permission to call themselves the “Donnas”!
The racist bigots on the education board made this move to erase the last public display that recognized that the Nations ever even existed!
The Oregon Beavers and Ducks. They evidently like things that are in the water. Nope, I’m not gonna do it.....the moderator removed me once this week already.....see......I can be a good boy......control......remember what Mrs. Nelson said, “Potty mouth = potty mind”.......I guess that goes for keyboards too......steady....steady.....
How about a name change to...
The Fighting Sel-Vedges ( Dwellers of the green forest or savages).
Indolent Indigenous Aborigines.
Close Cut Barbers (Not to be confused with high price ticket salesmen or Scalpers)
Anybody feel demeaned???
This reveals glaringly all the shallowness, disingenuousness, hypocrisy, and basically evil mendacity that is the Left.
They pass laws that satisfy some appearance of solving a problem but do not solve the problem. They then dismiss the problem as solved and never consider the enforceability of the law or the subsequent problems that it causes.
In fact, it's even worse. They load the books with so many laws that all cannot possibly be enforced, and this enables them to enforce them selectively, to bully those they consider adversaries, to threaten, to intimidate, to silence.
Needless to say, my opinion of Leftists and the Left could not be lower. They represent the vilest and most morally corrupt elements in our population and an army of clueless morons who support them.
We were kidding of course!
Ah, my undergraduate alma mater! In the 70’s they had “I’ve Got Beaver Fever” bumper stickers that some, ah, *overenthusiastic* freshpersons placed on certain automobiles without asking the owners first. Hilarity ensued. Uh, well, maybe “hilarity” isn’t exactly the right word...
How do stop a charging squirrel?
Take away his credit card
The Indians seem to be the adults in this picture. And by proposing respectable Indian themed mascots, they are offering a good compromise. It would be problematic for them to suggest other motivational gimmicks, but they should be offered some input about what shouldn’t be used.
The tricky part will be coming up with inoffensive but marketable logos and mascots. It needs cartoon simplicity for artistic reasons, and it shouldn’t be a problem if put on t-shirts, etc.
They were also wise to request that some background about their tribes be available to students, because it’s good to “meet the neighbors”.
If you are familiar with Pekin, you may also know about the Monmouth Zippers.
Sounds as if the Libs are attempting to make the American Indian disappear from memory just as they fight against anything that reminds them of the Confederacy.
Suggested alternate names:
“Thugs” might be offensive to the “other Indians”....you know...the ones from India. The Thugs were highwaymen that worshipped Kali, and killed their victims without shedding their blood.
I’ve lived on an Indian reservation for most of my life. It’s the blatantly racist term “Redskins” used by the NFL team in our nation’s capitol that American Indians find most offensive. Change it to the Washington “Kikes” and see if anyone in the media complains.
Change it to the whiteskins, micks or mackerel snappers and see if I am offended. But don’t hold your breath.