Monday, November 14, 2005
NCAA continues its march towards political correctness hell
On Friday, an appellate committee of the NCAA decided that the University of Illinois mascot, Chief Illiniwek, was a "hostile and abusive" image of American Indians. That means the University of Illinois must dump the mascot or be barred from hosting NCAA post-season events after February 2006.
I've blogged on this issue here and here. Frankly, this is sheer stupidity. The same folks that couldn't get the Atlanta Braves to ditch their team name or their "Tomahawk Chop" symbol found a way to impose PC-ness on colleges.
One would almost want to ask why terms like "Fightin' Irish" aren't deemed "hostile and abusive", but what's the point?