Political Correctness Claims Another Sports Mascot … Univ of North Dakota Fighting Sioux no More … Next Up The Fighting Irish
More PC nonsense …
The University of North Dakota Fight Sioux is the latest in the political correctness mascot naming to lose their “Indian” mascot. What a joke! Could some one please explain to me how the “Fighting Sioux” name could possibly be demeaning to American Indians? Seriously, should they be referred to the “candy-A#$ Sioux”? What could possibly be wrong with depicting anyone as a fierce warrior? Are you going to tell me that Sitting Bull was not a “Fighting Sioux”? Makes one have a new found respect for the audacity of the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Black Hawks.
North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.
The name and logo, which is a profile of an American Indian man with feathers and streaks of paint on his face, could still be saved if North Dakota’s Standing Rock and Spirit Lake Sioux tribes agree by Oct. 1 to give the university permission to use them for at least 30 years.
However, tribal officials say that possibility is remote. Unless the name and logo receive tribal endorsement, they will be retired for good on Aug. 1, 2010.
Is the ND Fighting Irish mascot offensive to the Irish?
If the NCAA thinks that the Fighting Sioux is “hostile and abusive to Indians, is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish abusive to the Irish?
The debate came to a head in September 2005, when the NCAA declared Fighting Sioux as “hostile and abusive” to American Indians and said UND would be barred from hosting NCAA postseason tournaments if the school continued using it.
What will UND school officials come up with next as a PC mascot, the University of North Dakota spineless jelly-fish or is that offensive Cnidaria.
Come up with your own nickname for North Dakota seeing that they do not have the nerve to keep the one they presently have.