Well, here we go, continually flushing sensibility down the drain. Political Correctness will be the end of this society as we know it, because ONLY the minority have a say when it comes to that.
This is also why I'm a strong advocate for "equal rights for straight white males" :rolleyes5cz: Coincidentally, it will also be my political platform when I run for president in 2012 :yes4lo:
Which reminds me of the huge buzz over the media when some student group at an Ivy League school made a scholarship for white males or something of the sort... Everyone said it was racist. And yet, when there's a scholarship made for one race OTHER than Caucasian, its not racism at all.... *sigh*, what a double standard. I don't see why they just can't offer scholarship for those in financial need, rather than doing racial profiling in order to determine need. THAT is racism.
Anyway, I say good luck to the students in the lawsuit. I hope this works out, because doing away with this is a HUGE slippery slope. As soon as one goes, say goodbye to the rest. Granted, pro teams might be okay as long as the people with the money think it's fine. Colleges, though, don't stand a chance.
(proudly puts up "htownclone for President 2012" sign in his front yard)
Don't forget your "Cy for Secretary of Defense" sign!
and my "Herky's feathers for Cy's toilet paper" one. :)
I canít believe how many people cry over their sports teams when they have to change their names to something less controversial. Its sports, who cares what you team is called; they are still the same.
The question is what happens when only a minority of their group wants it changed and the majority is proud that this represents their heritage.Quote:
Native Americans have been demonized for centuries as unintelligent savages so how can you blame them for wanting to shed this image? Itís their tribe and their name. If they donít like being represented in a certain way why should we say no?
Also on the topic of natural disasters I remember in the 05' season one of the guys on ESPN (I think Holtz) talking about how it is a terrible thing that a school has a natural disaster as a mascot and how they should have to change their names.
[QUOTE=DaddyMac;88318]Well I'm sure we can rehash the irony that is the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, and not allowing the Illinois mascot to come to Ia City.
I agree, DaddyM. Where are the PC types in Iowa City when you need them? After all. didn't Hawkeye kill Indians, er Native Americans, er those folks that crossed the Bering strait land bridge during an ice age? Is Herky an endangered species? Or will his bird disguise save him?
Actually, isn't Hawkeye in reference to a Chief Black Hawk?
So how is Iowa any different than the schools they won't compete against like Bradley and such? Their mascot is of Native American origin. Oops can I say Iowa? That's a ice-bridge_crosser reference too. Oh dear - I said it again..... The Knights who say Nee, have spoken...
Either way, the point stands.
Yet another case of the "Do as I say, not as I do" mentality.
The two men responsible for the promotion of this nickname are thought to be Judge David Rorer of Burlington and the newspaper publisher, James G. Edwards of Fort Madison and, later, Burlington. Burlington had been established in 1833 after the Black Hawk War of 1832. Mr. Edwards changed the name of his Burlington newspaper, The Iowa Patriot, to The Hawk-Eye and Iowa Patriot in tribute to his friend Chief Black Hawk. Judge Rorer is said to have suggested "The Hawkeye State" after finding the name in The Last of the Mohicans while Mr. Edwards proposed the nickname "Hawk-eyes" in 1838 to "...rescue from oblivian [sic] a momento [sic], at least of the name of the old chief," Black Hawk.