Skip to comments.Who wants to be a ‘Millionaire’? 51 percent of students at a Lenox [Mass.] school.
Posted on 03/02/2018 8:16:59 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
Students at a Massachusetts school want to remain millionaires.
The Lenox Memorial Middle and High School student council on Wednesday announced that a school-wide poll found a majority of students want to keep the sometimes contentious Millionaires mascot.
About 96 percent of the schools 438 students voted last month. Fifty-one percent voted to keep the nickname, 32 percent wanted to change it, and 17 percent had no opinion.
Students last spring voted to change it because it is divisive, leads to taunts from opposing schools, and doesnt accurately reflect the picturesque towns economics.
Superintendent Timothy Lee tells The Berkshire Eagle the latest vote puts the issue to rest.
The nickname is a tribute to wealthy out-of-towners, called cottagers, who build mansions in Lenox during the gilded age and employed the locals.
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I must admit some puzzlement, however. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to change the mascot to the "Lenox Commies"? Look at the nifty, heroic mascot they could have below. It would be SO MUCH less divisive in Lenox because everybody can be a party member, but not everybody can be a millionaire.
Superintendent Timothy Lee thinks the vote puts the issue to rest. Ha! He has another think coming.
It is obviously racist because most millionaires are white.(s)
If they want to be politically correct, just change to a million pesos. done.
> Students last spring voted to change it because it is divisive <
If ‘Millionaire’ is divisive, then every mascot can be seen as divisive. Every last one of them.
My suggestion: Call every mascot by the generic name ‘Mascot’. So the mascot of Lenox School would be the ‘Lenox Mascot’.
Oh, wait. That won’t work. The word ‘mascot’ is of French origin. It’s divisive to favor one language over another. Sigh. Back to the drawing board.
The new proposed nickname was Thieving Iroquois Bastards.
Looks like the student ripped off the Monopoly Man image.
Thieving Iroquois Bastards. funny!
In today's politically correct, socialistic/communistic society, being rich and successful is abhorrent.
Being a “millionaire” isn’t what it used to be.
Not that I am one, yet, but this isn’t the 80’s.
If you have a 401K these days, a lot of people in their 50’s and 60’s are really close if not there.
“Thieving Iroquois Bastards” — I like!
Then the team in the next town over can be renamed the “Paleface Ota Devils.” (Mohawks of the Lake of the Two Mountains in Quebec thought the tam oshanters worn by early Scot settlers looked like cow patties and called them ota).
Should make for some vigorous fall football games.
My school’s mascot used to be what the Milwaukee Braves had. But then some Lilly white concern troll claimed that it’s “racist” and demanded it be changed.
Now the mascot is some Johnny Depp wearing drag pirate looking thing.
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