Friday, August 05, 2005
The fact the NCAA has a VP for Diversity and Inclusion . . .
is reason enough to pull out of the NCAA.
Good word. The NCAA "banned the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments." At least 18 schools have mascots the NCAA deem "hostile or abusive" and thus would be directly affected, including Utah, Illinois and Florida State.
Never mind the fact the FSU Seminoles are actively supported by the Florida Seminole tribe. The NCAA has Deemed the FSU Mascot and Nickname Hostile or Abusive. Who are those pesky Seminole tribe members to question the wisdom of the almighty NCAA?
When will some people recognize that there is no right not to be offended?
Apparently, NCAA VP For Diversity and Inclusion Charlotte Westerhaus was hired on May 18, 2005, and just started actually working at the NCAA on August 1.
So I guess that means she wants to establish her authority, so to speak, rather quickly.
One shudders to ask, "What next?"