Sunday, August 07, 2005

NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events

NCAA (Article)

The presidents and chancellors who serve on the NCAA Executive Committee have adopted a new policy to prohibit NCAA colleges and universities from displaying hostile and abusive racial/ethnic/national origin mascots, nicknames or imagery at any of the 88 NCAA championships.

p.s. the school mascot of "Indians", "Seminoles", or even the "Fighting Scots", fall into the "hostile and abusive racial/ethnic/national origin" category.

Why is this even being discussed? Why are schools being forced to drop "offensive" mascots? Doesn't the NCAA have better things to do with their time?

1 comment:

Aaron Brown said...

No, the NCAA has nothing better to do but butt its head where it doesn't belong. I remember back in the early 90s when a couple of teams voluntarily changed their "offensive" names. Now with the NCAA making it a law, is utter BS.

What's next lawyers arguing that KSU should change it's name from Wildcats to something less offensive towards cats? I mean Wildcats gives the impression that all cats are wild/evil, and that can hurt the feelings of the friendlier felines, ie house cats.

Hoepfully, you see my point...