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  • Arguable: In defense of Chief Wahoo

    09/23/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/18/17 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are racist emblems. Chief Wahoo isn’t one of them. “Everything about the Indians is awesome except their very racist logo,” proclaimed a USA Today headline last Monday. Cleveland’s baseball team was at that point 18 victories into an amazing winning streak that would stretch to 22 — an American League record, and the longest winning streak in major league baseball in more than a century. But baseball writer Ted Berg devoted only a few sentences to the Indians’ brilliant performance before moving to his main subject: “the extremely racist logo they insist on wearing on their caps.” On any...
  • Petition to Change ‘Warrior’ Mascot: ‘White People Stole From, Raped and Murdered’

    09/07/2017 2:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | Kyle Brady
    South Carolina’s ‘Wando Warrior’ under fire A group of students at Wando High School in South Carolina recently started a petition calling for their campus to scrap its mascot, the “Wando Warrior,” saying it’s racist because white people killed and raped Native Americans. Native Americans “are people that white people stole from, raped and murdered for their own benefit years ago and pushed to reservations and manipulated today,” the petition states. It goes on to argue the Wando mascot is not only racist “in and of itself,” it also normalizes racism in the eyes of children: “Young kids go to...
  • Leftists Target the Star-Spangled Banner, USC’s Horse

    08/29/2017 1:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 29, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Get this. Have you all heard of the controversy at USC? The USC mascot is the Trojans, which some might say is a condom. But actually a Trojan is a soldier. Well, the Trojan mascot at USC football games rides a white horse. Do you know the name of the white horse, traditionally, whatever the horse is, there might have been a bunch of horses over the many generations that the Trojan has ridden a horse, it’s required a lot of horses, always a white horse. The horse’s name is Traveler. Well, guess who else’s horse was named Traveler?...
  • Confederate statue debate moves west on horseback

    08/21/2017 10:57:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-20-17 | Andrew Malcolm
    Well, it’s about time. After some Confederate statue-topplings, but before any Confederate book burnings, California protesters are now targeting a horse. A beautiful Arabian. The creature’s unforgivable crime? His name is similar to the horse ridden by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee 152 years ago, Traveler. Only Lee’s horse used two L’s–Traveller. Traveler is the official mascot of the University of Southern California. With a sword-waving, faux warrior in the saddle, he gallops all over the home field whenever the USC Trojan football team scores, which it’s expected to do a lot this season. Unless you went to Notre Dame,...
  • Baseball card company drops Chief Wahoo for ‘Block C’ logo

    08/20/2017 9:33:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DAVE NETHERS
    CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Indians' gradual evolution away from the familiar Chief Wahoo mascot appears to have made its way to the baseball card industry. Under pressure to separate itself from the age-old mascot by individuals who have made a public appeal claiming it to be offensive, the team now calls the 'Block C' its primary logo. But baseball card companies, including Topps, which is one of the largest, have included the logo along with players' images for years. This year, however, the card company appears not to be airbrushing the logo from the players photographs, but it seems to be...
  • Dumbest News Story of the Day

    08/19/2017 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 19,2017 | John Hinderaker
    At the University of Southern California, activists have pointed out that the horse that the school’s Trojan mascot rides around the football stadium on has almost the same name as Robert E. Lee’s horse! The Los Angeles Times reports: When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt. Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX...
  • Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away

    06/14/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 14, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away In June 2014, the Obama administration revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive. This set a horrible precedent. Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to...
  • LSU Students Accuse 'Violent' Tiger Mascot of Being 'Symbol of White Oppression', Want it Changed

    06/01/2017 12:09:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | June 1, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Students at Louisiana State University have started an online petition urging the establishment to change its "Tigers" mascot, claiming it's the symbol of "white oppression". The petition, which has so far attracted 450 signatures, says the mascot was picked by "powerful white males" in tribute to "a Confederate regiment called Louisiana’s Tigers," who were "known for their propensity for violence on and off the battle field." "Louisiana State University named their mascot the Tigers, and they named it during the height of Jim Crow South. This was a time when black men feared for their lives, and were treated as...
  • Rob Manfred will meet with Indians about 'Chief Wahoo' logo this offseason

    10/26/2016 12:12:09 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Pete Blackburn
    Prior to Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred went on ESPN's Mike & Mike, where he was asked to give his stance on the Cleveland Indians' controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo. The logo, which has been worn in every game throughout the playoffs, has been widely criticized for being insensitive and offensive for its characterization of Native Americans. The team also uses a retro, block-lettered 'C' as a hat logo, but players voted to play with the Chief Wahoo cap in all postseason games. Though the players appear to prefer it, the future of the logo may be...
  • Oklahoma Campus Protestors Hate The Term ‘Sooner,’ Because Racism

    10/20/2016 11:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Campus protestors at the University of Oklahoma are demanding the sexual assault prevention program “One Sooner” be renamed, charging its incorporation of a long-time state description actually references violence against Native Americans. The program, which is facilitated by the campus Gender + Equality center, aims to re-educate students to “use their influence on campus to prevent sexual assault and misconduct.”
  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 42 replies
    A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and...
  • Petition Asks That Bengals Change Their Name To Honor Slain Gorilla

    08/08/2016 12:37:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    lex18.com ^ | Aug. 8, 2016
    CINCINNATI (Cincy Jungle) - A Change.org petition has been created asking the Cincinnati Bengals to change their name to the Cincinnati "Harambes." Harambe was the gorilla who was shot and killed after a young boy climbed into his pen at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparking outrage.
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • Sales of a 'Caucasians' shirt, mimicking the Cleveland Indians with a caricature of a white person,

    04/12/2016 5:10:36 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    US News ^ | April 8, 2016 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Sales of a 'Caucasians' shirt, mimicking the Cleveland Indians with a caricature of a white person, skyrocket after ESPN's Bomani Jones wears it on "Mike & Mike." ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN's Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt's creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts have been sold since Jones sported one on Thursday while co-hosting the network's "Mike & Mike" show. At...
  • Susquehanna U drops Crusaders nickname

    04/03/2016 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/05/15 | Brianna Buczkowski
    Following a vote from the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University is the latest institution whose mascot, the Crusaders, must go due to concern over potential offensiveness and negative connotations. Citing "growing concern and sensitivity" to ensure sure the campus remains "welcoming and inclusive..." ...Last spring, the Susquehanna University student government ran a poll among the student body with a squirrel winning by over 50 percent of the votes. "I don’t know if squirrels are exactly that presence that we needed," said Junior Paris Campbell to the student newspaper, also titled The Crusader. Despite the petition and seemingly apathetic student body,...
  • Colleges update mascots, mottos, amid pressure from students

    11/19/2015 6:53:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AP.org ^ | 11/19/15 | Colleen Binkley - AP
    OSTON (AP) -- Amherst College has turned on its mascot. Georgetown University is renaming buildings. Union College has a new motto. Faced with growing pressure from students, colleges across the U.S. are updating campus fixtures that have been deemed insensitive or outdated. Inspired by racially charged protests at the University of Missouri, students have demanded tweaks of that type among broader calls for improved treatment of minority students. Those behind the changes say they're long overdue. Critics say it's another example of coddling by American universities. Here's a look at some recent changes:
  • Royals mascot Sluggerrr cleared of wrongdoing in hot dog accident

    10/30/2015 8:01:11 PM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    CBSSPORTS ^ | 18 June 2015
    On Wednesday, Royals mascot Sluggerrr was cleared of any wrongdoing in a hot dog tossing accident by a Jackson County jury following a two-day trial. The accident happened way back in 2009. John Coomer, the fan attending the game at Kauffman Stadium, was looking at the out-of-town scoreboard during the game when a foil-covered hot dog shot out of an air-cannon by Sluggerrr hit him in the face. He suffered a detached retina in his left eye. Here's more from Brian Burnes of the Kansas City Star: He sued the Royals claiming negligence in 2010. The next year, the first...
  • Texas mascot, Bevo XIV, dies at 13

    10/16/2015 10:36:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    SI ^ | October 16, 2015 | Staff
    Texas mascot, Bevo XIV, died at the age of 13 on Friday morning, reports Bleacher Report’s Bryan Fischer. Bevo XIV, whose given name was Sunrise Studly, was retired as mascot on Tuesday after being diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus. He passed away in his sleep on Friday morning.
  • Harry Reid calls on leaders to reconsider UNLV mascot, nickname

    06/24/2015 10:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Fox 5 Vegas ^ | 06/24/2015 | Kerry Kinsey
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Speaking to reporters in Washington Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid called on Nevada higher education officials to consider changing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' mascot and sports nickname. The statements came after a shooting in South Carolina that claimed nine lives sparked debate about displays of the Confederacy. On the campus of UNLV Tuesday, it was difficult to find anyone who believes the mascot, Hey Reb!, should be changed. “What happened over there is a tragedy of course, but what's happening here on campus is what's happening on campus. Go Rebels,” student Billy Watts said. “I...
  • Rutgers Freshman Victimized by Insufficiently Diverse Mascot

    05/18/2015 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/18/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    According to the Rutgers Daily Targum, freshman Emmet Brennan helped author a bill “…to create black, Latino, Asian, and third-gender mascot friends to accompany the school’s original “Scarlet Knight” mascot adopted in 1955.” “Our mascot does not represent how diverse we are as a school,” decided Brennan after he “…noticed the mascot’s fair skin and blue eyes while working as a press box server during the university’s football games.” Katie Park, writing for the Daily Targum, tells her readers: After taking issue with the mascot’s complexion, Brennan began collaborating with student Mohamed Asker who currently serves as the SA’s student...