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    NCAA Bans American Indian Mascots

    Sorry about this long post, but this article really heats up my craw! Denying a mascot to a school because someone has deemed it to be "hostile or abusive" is a bunch of malarkey!

    Everyone needs to realize that this has set a very dangerous precedent They could ban Bulldogs because they have a stigma of being brutal and agressive animals, or ban Cornhuskers because everyone perceives that a such is essentially a chawbacon, or ban Volunteers because they advocate soldiers who kill other people, or how about banning Trojans because they name endorses promiscuous sex, albeit with protection. Oops that last one would be allowed by highter education school systems that have been infiltrated by Liberalism run amok.

    Instead of enraging sports fans and destroying school tradition and history, why don't they do something constructive find a way to have a NCAA football playoff system.

    And the left marches on!

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA 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 said Friday.

    Nicknames or mascots deemed “hostile or abusive” would not be allowed on team uniforms or other clothing beginning with any NCAA tournament after Feb. 1, said Harrison, the University of Hartford’s president.

    “What each institution decides to do is really its own business” outside NCAA championship events, Harrison said.

    “What we are trying to say is that we find these mascots to be unacceptable for NCAA championship competition,” he added.

    At least 18 schools have mascots the NCAA deem “hostile or abusive,” including Florida State’s Seminole and Illinois’ Illini. The full list of schools was not immediately released.

    Not all schools with Indian-related nicknames are on that list. NCAA officials said some schools using the Warrior nickname do not use Indian symbols and would not be affected.

    North Carolina-Pembroke, which uses the nickname Braves, will not face sanctions. NCAA president Myles Brand explained said the school’s student body has historically admitted a high percentage of American Indians and more than 20 percent of the students are American Indians.

    Schools on the list could still appeal.

    “I suspect that some of those would like to having a ruling on that,” Brand said. “But unless there is a change before Feb. 1, they will have to abide by it.”

    Major college teams also would not be subjected to the new rules because there is no NCAA Divsion I-A tournament or playoff.

    Vernon Bellecourt, president of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media, was pleased with the postseason ban but had hoped for even stronger action.

    “We would have hoped the NCAA would have provided the moral leadership on this issue, but obviously they’ve chosen to only go halfway,” said Bellecourt, a member of the Anishinabe-Ojibwe Nation in Minnesota.

    The NCAA two years ago recommended that schools determine for themselves whether the Indian depictions were offensive.

    Florida State, for example, has received permission from the Seminole tribe in Florida to use the nickname. That, however, will not suffice.

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

    Among the schools to change nicknames in recent years over such concerns were St. John’s (from Redmen to Red Storm) and Marquette (from Warriors to Golden Eagles).

    The NCAA plans to ban schools using Indian nicknames from hosting postseason events. Harrison said schools with such mascots that have already been selected as tournament sites would be asked to cover any offensive logos.

    Such logos also would be prohibited at postseason games on cheerleader and band uniforms starting in 2008.
    The mentally handicaped are persecuted in this great country, and I say rightfully so! These people are NUTS!!!!

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    Believe it or not...those mascots are a term of respect and endearment...even though the native americans were enslaved, abused and slaughtered, they've also been the symbols of courage, bravery, fortitude, honor, etc...
    Americans have always had a love/hate relationship with Native Americans...racism toward them and pride for them rolled up into one messy package...

    for a team to call themselves the ' redskins ' or ' tomahawks ', for instance, is seen as a compliment of their courage and fortitude...

    the team is proud of that's not used in a derogatory fashion...whether it's the ' braves ', the ' blackhawks ' or the ' Indians '...

    whereas you won't see the same applied to African Americans...when was the last ' blackskins ' or ' spearchuckers ' team you heard of.

    Two very different forms of racism...they both represent a very different picture of American racism.


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    This is just one more thing contributing to the great pussification of America. In a few decades it will be complete and America will be full of wimps.

    EDIT: Shouldn't sports names also be covered under the freedom of speech that we enjoy so much?

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    Isn't there a school on a USA Native American reservation that is the home of the "Mighty Whities"? I believe it's in Michigan, but I could be mistaken. I would have loved my school to be the home of the Mighty Whities. I am a whitey, and we are might dammit, lol.

    I know it was meant as an insult, but I don't really care. Mascots are a symbol of pride and power. People just forget that when they see an ackward man in a large suit do laps around the field. The HS I graduated from actually has a Cherokee man with a headdress as its embolem. We couldn't have a mascot though for obvious reasons and were simply "Home of Champions".

    Think of it in a light simular to how black US citizens sometimes call eachother "nigga". Something is only positive or negative if you choose it to be. Always, that choice is yours.
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    We're the Native American groups pushing for this change or was a PC pressure group looking for something new to do to justify it's existance?

    ban Cornhuskers because everyone perceives that a such is essentially a chawbacon
    What does that mean? Never heard of Cornhuskers or chawbacon?

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