ok, so I guess I"ll have to say my piece.
i'm not just pissed at the NCAA because of the obvious against the U of I. I"m talking about other schools as well. I'm talking about Florida State, who has a long standing relationship with members of the seminole tribes. But what is infuriating enough is that NC Pembroke can use the term "braves" because they have over 20% native american population in their school. what if some of those students don't like their mascot? but then again. Bradley can't use the term "braves" even though they have NO mascot depicting any native american. in fact, they have no mascot at all.
these mascots the NCAA has "deemed hostile or abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin" could include ANY mascot if someone bitches enough. my friend Ben mentioned the mascots from MSU and Notre Dame. say I was Irish and I didn't like that Notre Dame showed a little fighting man everywhere as their mascot. could I get that particular symbol taken away? No, because I would be crazy for trying to fight something like that.
so my whole point is that the NCAA seems to have taken some sort of stance without even really defining what they think is hostile or abusive. and I have a problem with it. and thats my piece for nwo seeing as my time at the comp lab is up.
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