Mick Gregory —
What does Hillary say about this issue?
Liberals politicize everything. The NCAA is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Of course, the names of the city and state are not based on any tribe or Native American historical fact. The irony is amazing. My theory is the Progressive Democrats in Indy feel inferior to Berkeley and Boston, so they “try and do the right PC thing.”
But the real crime is that the PC movement looks for disgruntaled, self-annointed, distant relatives of any Native American tribe be the authority on what is or is not PC. Seek and you shall will find a loser who wants to get their 15 minutes of fame for the next liberal cause.
In fact, PC is the act of politicizing an issue.
After a 100-year-old tradition is “cleansed,” by the NCAA “Soviet Moral Authority,” that is it; the debate is over. Anyone who has another opinion is labeled a bigot, racist, or hate monger. The liberal media jumps onboard siding with the offended “victims.”
It’s a system to Balkanize the United States by rewriting history, culture and traditions. The qualites that unite us. In the case of the Illini tradition at Champaign-Urbana, the thrilling “fancy dance” was first developed by an Eagle Scout some 80 years ago, who had studied the Native American culture. The Illini “fancy dance” was a tribute.
Now its been cleansed by the NCAA and the result is dividing America with siloed semi-Americans. It is also rewriting history. Accroding to current PC rules, you can’t even discuss the subject out of fear.
Is that what America is about?
Free speech is crushed. That’s the way the Progressive Democrat machine works. Chilling.
Every aspect of Amerian life is politicized by the liberals, team sports, symbolic dance, today even the weather.
Will a reporter have the guts to ask Hillary or Obama what they think of the Illini symbol?
How about at the Indianapolis Star?
It’s up to bloggers to ask. It’s still legal to ask questions.
BY KENNETH L. WOODWARD
European intellectuals have long complained of excessive moralism in American foreign policy, politics and attitudes toward sex–the lingering effect, as they see it, of our Puritan heritage. But if they want to spot the real Puritans among us, they should read our sports pages.
Last week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it would ban the use of Native American team names and mascots in all NCAA-sponsored postseason tournaments. If a team turns up wearing uniforms with words like “Indians,” “Braves” or similar nicknames the association deems “hostile and abusive,” that team will be shown the locker-room door. Surely I was not the only reader who noticed that this edict came out of the NCAA’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Already, one university president, T.K. Weatherall of Florida State, one of 18 colleges and universities on the Association’s blacklist, is threatening to take legal action–and I hope he does. Florida State’s athletic teams are called the Seminoles, and the university says it has permission from that tribe in Florida to use that name. Not good enough, counters Charlotte Westerhaus, the NCAA’s new vice president for “diversity and inclusion.” “Other Seminole tribes,” she claims, “are not supportive.”
Keep looking, you can always find a disgruntaled person to help your cause Ms. Westerhaus.
One might suppose that any organization with an Office of Diversity and Inclusion would welcome mascots and team names reflecting the Native Americans among us put in a positive light. College teams are not showing the horrible blood letting that wiped out entire tribes.