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NCAA Bans Indian Mascots

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posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 01:12 AM
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NCAA Bans Indian Mascots

NCAA Bans Indian Mascots During Postseason
Friday, August 05, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA (search) banned the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments, but will not prohibit them otherwise.

The NCAA's executive committee decided this week the organization did not have the authority to bar Indian mascots by individual schools, committee chairman Walter Harrison (search) said Friday.



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Complete utter crap. Political Correctness gone to far!

The end of Chief IlliniWek

I would like to see schools leave the NCAA.....They have went to far, is the NFL next?




posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 01:55 AM
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I don't understand why they don't just ban them all together. Postseason games get more attention, but if they are going to ban the mascots and names, they should just permanently ban them.

Also, I am completely against the banning. Political Correctness shouldn't be enough to kill the traditions of Universities across the country.



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by TurbonegroAlso, I am completely against the banning. Political Correctness shouldn't be enough to kill the traditions of Universities across the country.



I agree and am surprised that no one else is speaking out in here about it.....The Liberals I would assume are for this then?



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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I agree, way to far. Why limit it to Indians? What about the Nebraska Cornhuskers, that is such a derrogatory term to the people of Nebraska or the Ole Miss Rebels, a complete lack of regard in terms of respect or the Oklahoma Sooners....

NO more Aztecs, Seminoles (who support FSU's choice), etc...

"NCAA is a monopoly" - Bob Knight
National
Communist
Against
Atheletes
- Brian Bozworth

[edit on 6-8-2005 by Frosty]



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 08:43 PM
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Utterly ridiculous.

From the article:

At Florida State, Wetherell said the NCAA was trying to embarrass the school for using its nickname, even though the Seminole Tribe of Florida has given the university permission to continue using it.

"Other Seminole tribes are not supportive," said Charlotte Westerhaus, the NCAA vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Veep for Diversity and Inclusion.
What a no-op job.:shk:



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger
.....The Liberals I would assume are for this then?

Must you always, every single time, make it about us against them? The libs vs the cons? The black vs the white? The Muslims vs the Christians? I get SO sick of every argument boiling down to the childish attitude of "We feel this way and the stupid other side feels that way! They're stupid"! It's just so immature! If your intent is to divide, you do a great job, but man! you even rag on the libs before they even say anything! Give it a rest.


If you would open your mind just a crack, you may find that we have more in common than you think. There's a lot of grey there between the black and the white. Why must there be these defined sides?

And yes, I agree political correctness has gone WAY too far! People are far too sensitive.

Have you seen the comedian Carlos Mencia? Love him! He rags on everyone!



posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 12:01 AM
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I agree, thats going to far, normally I'm all for political correctness, but thats just crossing the line, I mean I could understand if it was something like "The Mississippi N*gers" or something derogitory, but really, and mind you, I'm a very liberal person, theres really only one thing I dont aprove of, but I'm not going into that.



posted on Aug, 8 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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Being Irish, I find the Notre Dame mascot completely offensive.

OK, maybe not, but where do you stop?



posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 04:35 AM
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i absolutly agree. i can understand if it's completely grotesque, IE Michigan Scalper (NOT a real team) with a picture of the indian holding a scalp or if it used a name that was not appropriate, IE Indiana Injuns (again NOT a real team). but the BRAVES, or the Chiefs what in the world is wrong with that? Let's rename the Chicago White sox because if i was from Chicago and wore Black socks i might get offended. or the New York Yankee's cause well i'm from Michigan and i dont like being called a Yankee....come on draw the stupid line for crying outloud.



posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 05:12 AM
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Originally posted by edsinger

Originally posted by TurbonegroAlso, I am completely against the banning. Political Correctness shouldn't be enough to kill the traditions of Universities across the country.


I agree and am surprised that no one else is speaking out in here about it.....The Liberals I would assume are for this then?


I don't have to be "for" something to not be outraged by it.

In my humble opinion, anti-political correctness is an unnatural, programmed, angry phenom that's gone too far.

What could possibly make someone this mad?


Originally posted by edsinger
Complete utter crap. Political Correctness gone to far!


Torture doctrines? CIA leaks? Osama Bin Laden still on the run?

No. School mascots. The end of the world is indeed nigh.

Um, the "traditions" of Universities across this country are indeed in jeopardy. Some (I hear) now allow women and the occasional person of color.

My school (a proud 105 year old institution) changed it's mascot recently simply because it was time. Nobody had to ask. For the better part of a century, it was an illiterate, barefoot hillbilly in tatters, toting a shotgun and XXX moonshine jug while dragging a scantily clad woman by the hair. This is not as bizarre an icon as some would think considering virtually the entire CBS line-up for a decade was shows like Hee Haw, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction and others, and the Sunday Funnies (Lil Abner) and popular culture (Ma and Pa Kettle) alike had rendered Appalacia the joke of America since the Hatfield/McCoy feuds first captured the world's imagination.

Not that Yo'Sef (named for the quaint way hillbillies run words together)
is any less of a caricature now of the kind of people that hate "political correctness"...


But at least he has shoes.





[edit on 9-8-2005 by RANT]



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