Sunday, August 07, 2005

The NCAA is making a policy that native american names, imagery, and mascots must be removed by schools by Feb 2006 to be able to host tournaments ect.

I'm guessing the decision is part of the Politicaly Correct agenda sweeping the nation. I wonder if these people have actually asked the native americans if naming schools after them offends them. I'm 1/32 Cherokee and wouldn't mind having a richer bloodline among native americans. I'd be happy to attend any school that so honored the Chereokee. The schools aren't picking the names out of dishonor or for savagery. They pick the native american names to honor OUR fine heritage.

The University of Utah is one of the schools that would have to change based on these rules. The Utes are a part of Utah's (another native american word) heritage and culture. Because of rampant colonization of America, these tribes have become mere shadows of themselves. Is it politically correct to stamp out the last remnants of them? To erase all memory of their existance? That is a far greater insult than naming your institution of higher education after them.


Blogger Becca said...

You should send these comments to the NCAA. And does this mean we're going to have to change the name of our state too? And heaven forbid the U has part of our state name in there that is named after those Utes!

More people ought to voice these kinds of comments about all this political correctness junk because its the squeaky wheel that gets the grease and unfortunately most of the squeakers are on the other side of my political and philosophical leanings. We need more coming from our side.

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