U of M won't reconsider sports ban over 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A University of Minnesota policy discouraging the school's athletic teams from competing against the University of North Dakota in any sport except hockey will stand.
The school's Advisory Committee on Athletics said in February that it would reconsider the policy, which was prompted by UND's Fighting Sioux nickname. Committee chairman Douglas Hartmann now says that won't happen.
The decision could hurt UND during the five-year transition to NCAA Division I athletics in all sports that it embarked on last year. UND already plays hockey in Division I, and has a long-standing rivalry with Minnesota in that sport.
UND associate athletic director Betty Ralston says the Minnesota committee'! s decision is unfortunate but not surprising.
Like a cancer that continually comes out of remission, we have yet another 'Fighting Sioux' story. I've already posted on this topic 4 times in the last year. HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE
What it boils down to is a group of liberals at the U of M are trying to impose their own values on another university; punishing student athletes from another school because they have a mascot that doesn't sit well with their own guilt-ridden anxieties about being white; and it's about trying to win some tiny little skirmish for an ethnic group, when that group's real problems and battles are far, far greater than whether or not a university has an Indian for a mascot.
The head bozo of this latest idiocy out of Looney World is Doug Hartmann, a sociologist from the UofM. Mr Hartmann of course has to label this a racist issue because, quite frankly, he'd be out of a job, and wouldn't get on the radio and TV, and wouldn't get his books published if he couldn't find racism in every nook and cranny of culture. Here's one of his quoteable quotes:
“Whites have invented subtle ways to convince themselves that race isn’t a problem in America.”-“The Meaning of White,” Time Magazine, September 11, 2006
And you know what Mr. Hartmann, liberal whites have invented 'in your face' ways to try and convince themselves, and everyone else, that racism is only caused by whites, and go out of their way to find race issues in every single event or circumstance they can find.
The simple facts of this mascot issue are: no university or it's teams are going to choose a mascot for the purpose of denigrating an ethnic group; rather, they're chosen because they want to identify with the characteristics that the symbol represents, or proud of what it means to their area. What's the difference between the Fighting Irish and the Fighting Sioux? The logo itself was created by an Indian. From what I've read, the majority of the Sioux people themselves approve of the logo. (as is the case with the Seminoles in Florida, who gave the right to Florida State to use their name, and are proud of it)
I think they should just have the Sioux tribe in ND take a vote. If the majority are OK with the logo, then all the liberal white bozos in MN should just back off and mind their own bees wax. If they vote goes against, then ND should go ahead and change their name; if they want to denigrate a group, they could choose the Fighting Liberal Loons.