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Or Mountaineers? Or Rebels? Were I a West Virginia resident, for instance, I might be offended that we are all stereotyped as rifle-toting, coon skin capped wearing hillbillies. As a Southerner, should I be offended that we are portrayed at Ole Miss as julep-sipping, plantation owners?
posted by Viva la Dixie at 03:12 PM on August 06
Ok, Irish are real human beings that have certainly been subjected to negative stereotypes over the years. Why is the Irish nickname not offensive but "Ute" is? It can't be because of its mascot, since Utah doesn't have an Indian mascot any longer. What is it, then?
posted by Viva la Dixie at 03:08 PM on August 06
An indian is an indian , but irishmen are not leperchauns
And Utah's mascot, a hawk, IS an Indian? Either ethnic names are offensive or they aren't. The NCAA just doesn't care to take on Notre Dame and its massive alumni base. It would lose. NCAA hypocracy.
posted by Viva la Dixie at 02:58 PM on August 06
Imagine a team named the Gambinos
What about a team called the Fighting Irish? The Mountaineers? The Rebels? Are those offensive? Oh, no wait, we have all those and no one complains...
When was the last time you saw a rowdy group of Irish protesting that the Notre Dame leprechaun was offensive? Oh, never? You know why? It's not a big deal.
The NCAA is just a bunch of limp-wristed liberals trying to force their political views on all the colleges in the country. This is the same type of crap with the Confederate battle flag a few years back. The NCAA ought to stick to making basketball eligibility rules and that's all--better yet, it ought to just go away forever.
posted by Viva la Dixie at 02:12 PM on August 06
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