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Indian nicknames in the news

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1 hour ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Still waiting for the Aztec lobby to mobilize. Under Citizens United, I think extinct cultures can form PACs.

Aztecs is OK because the NCAA says so. And they're the NCAA so they can say Aztecs is OK. 

(That makes as much sense as anything else. ;)

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22 hours ago, bison73 said:

Who would those names offend?

Nobody, because they are not a whiney minority. 

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7 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

Did you watch the video link above?  They almost succeeded a few weeks ago.  

I didn't. San Diego State is just a frequent go-to whenever I want to highlight the folly of cherry-picking villains in the nickname debate.

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10 hours ago, The Sicatoka said:

Oh I dunno ... Irish. Padres. Deacons. 

They seem to be rather proud of the name.

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On May 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM, bison73 said:

They seem to be rather proud of the name.

History shows all it takes is a vocal minority of the group.

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On 5/25/2017 at 6:58 PM, bison73 said:

Who would those names offend?

Same people the Indian names have offended...rich white lawyers who aren't affiliated with the names in any way.

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23 hours ago, Rebel_Sioux said:

Same people the Indian names have offended...rich white lawyers who aren't affiliated with the names in any way.

And enrolled Cherokee Chippewa members who hate the honoring of the Sioux Nation.

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1 hour ago, zonadub said:

And enrolled Cherokee members who hate the honoring of the Sioux Nation.

did you mean Chippewea?

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2 hours ago, 90siouxfan said:

did you mean Chippewea?

Yeah. Thanks. Fixed it.

(Cherokees are down here in AZ)

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5 hours ago, zonadub said:

And enrolled Cherokee Chippewa members who hate the honoring of the Sioux Nation.

You would think think those same Chippewa would concentrate on opposing Central Michigan university...... oh wait they are too busy going into the Sioux's business...... sounds a lot like the history between the two....

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On 5/31/2017 at 8:28 PM, Sioux>Bison said:

You would think think those same Chippewa would concentrate on opposing Central Michigan university...... oh wait they are too busy going into the Sioux's business...... sounds a lot like the history between the two....

At this point I say ... wait for it ... wa-a-a-ait for it ..... 

F'Hawk 'em all. 

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On 5/31/2017 at 8:28 PM, Sioux>Bison said:

You would think think those same Chippewa would concentrate on opposing Central Michigan university...... oh wait they are too busy going into the Sioux's business...... sounds a lot like the history between the two....

CMU got permission from the closest Chippewa tribe to their campus, because their state's AG didn't F' up their NCAA settlement and make the school require two tribal approvals. If UND had to get permission from their closest Sioux tribe, we would still be the Fighting Sioux as Spirit Lake gave approval. 

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21 minutes ago, Siouxperfan7 said:

No mascot is safe!!!

Petition Started To Change “Racist Mascot” For LSU

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2017/05/30/petition-started-to-change-racist-mascot-for-lsu/

That's a new low I think.  From the article: “It is incredibly insulting for any African American to have to attend to a school that honors confederate [sic] militantism,” the petition reads. “It is already hard enough to be black at LSU, and these symbols must be changed.”

Umm.....no one HAS to attend LSU.

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15 minutes ago, Siouxperfan7 said:

No mascot is safe!!!

Petition Started To Change “Racist Mascot” For LSU

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2017/05/30/petition-started-to-change-racist-mascot-for-lsu/

Clearly these same folks have no idea about where the North Carolina Tar Heels nickname originated. Or that Illinois kept "Illini" because it was named not for the tribe but for a military unit from Illinois and that unit's nickname was "Illini" based on their home state name of Illiniois and it's origin from the Illini tribe name.*

 

*I'm sure that makes total sense in NCAA-think. < facepalm > 

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10 minutes ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Is Bayou Hawks available? Cajun Hawks, perhaps?

nice!

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Sioux Forever - With some help from the Supreme Court ?

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