After my post earlier this week on the University of Mary’s consideration that their mascot (the Marauders) were “not nice to women,” I decided to see what other offenders we should consider. Here’s the beginning of my list of collegiate mascots that should be changed:
East Tennessee State Bucs
Bucs are pirates, just like Marauders. Mean to women, of course
Sexist. I mean, really! Dukes were also probably mean to serfs or something.
George Washington Colonials
In this day and age? Isn’t colonialism a bad thing? Mean to indigenous peoples.
Mean to indigenous peoples.
University of Massachusetts Minutemen
Mean to the British. Also sexist.
Violence! Mean to somebody, I’m sure. And sexist!
Duke Blue Devils
Offensive to Christians. No wait! That’s OK.
Insensitive to victims of hurricanes. Hurricanes are not nice to anyone.
Aren’t Cavaliers like Musketeers? Mean! Mean!
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Makes fun of Christians; more specifically Baptists. Oops, sorry - that one’s OK. Not on the NCAA’s “to be offended” list.
More in the coming days and weeks ahead.