Long Island University to eliminate "racist" mascot.

Smokey1

Active Member
Long Island University is going to eliminate its mascot "Blackbirds", one reason is because some are saying it is racist. Will the Baltimore Ravens be next? SMH


https://www.thecollegefix.com/long-island-university-to-ditch-blackbirds-nickname-its-offensive-and-racist/

This week, for real, LIU Brooklyn eliminated ‘Blackbirds’ as its 80-year mascot and nickname because the school determined it’s racist. Its magnificent, dignified logo — a blackbird clutching a dangling, interlocking ‘LIU’ — eradicated for a logo and mascot to be named later.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
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How is a freaking bird racist?

And why does anyone with a silly beef that they dreamed up while baked get appeased? The appropriate answer to these crybabies is, "Beat it, kid."
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
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a lot of schools that had mascots that pertained to native American names went by the wayside over the years.
  1. Adams State Grizzlies, formerly the "Indians"
  2. Arkansas State Red Wolves, formerly the "Indians"
  3. Belmont Bruins, changed from "Rebels" in 1995
  4. Binghamton Bearcats, changed from "Colonials"
  5. Chowan Hawks, reverted from "Braves"
  6. CSU–Pueblo ThunderWolves, changed from the "Indians"
  7. Dickinson State Blue Hawks, changed from "Savages"
  8. Eastern Washington Eagles, changed from "Savages"
  9. Husson Eagles, formerly the "Braves"
  10. IUP Crimson Hawks, changed from the "Indians"
  11. Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks, changed from the "Indians"
  12. Marquette Golden Eagles, changed from the "Warriors"
  13. UMass Minutemen, changed from the "Redmen"
  14. MCLA Trailblazers, formerly the "Mohawks"
  15. Miami RedHawks, changed from the "Redskins"
  16. Midwestern State Mustangs, formerly the "Indians"
  17. Newberry Wolves, adopted in 2010 to replace "Indians"
  18. Northeastern State RiverHawks, dropped Redmen in May 2006
  19. Oklahoma City Stars, formerly the "Chiefs"
  20. Omaha Mavericks, previously known as "Indians"
  21. Quinnipiac Bobcats, changed from the "Braves"
  22. Rio Grande RedStorm, changed from the "Redmen"
  23. Ripon Red Hawks, changed from "Redmen"
  24. St. Bonaventure Bonnies, changed from the "Brown Indians"
  25. St. John's Red Storm, changed from the "Redmen" in 1995 for gender and cultural considerations.
  26. Saint Mary's Cardinals, changed from "Redmen"
  27. Simpson Storm, changed from the "Redmen
  28. Sioux Falls Cougars, changed from "Braves"
  29. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks, formerly the "Indians" and "Otahkians"
  30. Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm, changed from "Savages"
  31. Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm, formerly the "Redskins"
  32. Springfield Pride, formerly the "Chiefs"
  33. Stanford Cardinal, adopted in 1981, formerly known as the "Indians"
  34. Stonehill Skyhawks, changed from the "Chieftains"
  35. Utah Utes, formerly used "Redskins"
  36. William & Mary Tribe, formerly the "Indians"
 
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