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Political correctness on college campuses officially has won

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gator, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Amherst College, a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts, will no longer use the nickname Lord Jeffs because Lord Jeffrey Amherst, the founder of the college and after whom the town is named, wanted to eliminate Native Americans via the use of smallpox-infected blankets.

    “It is unacceptable that a man with this legacy of racial hatred and planned genocide should represent our community,” the editorial board of the student newspaper in December wrote in an op-ed that urged the board of trustees to condemn the Lord Jeff mascot at their January meeting on Friday. “We need a mascot that all of the diverse members of this community can rally around — not one that bitterly divides us.”

    We have reached an all-time low.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, getting rid of 2 out of the guy's 3 names ain't bad.
  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Could you fit "Insufferable Dipshits" on a basketball jersey?
    old_tony likes this.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Nothing says Power To The People quite like the student government at a $63,000-a-year college.
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  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Stickin' it to the man, one internship at a time ...
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  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    If we can't commemorate attempted genocides, the terrorists have won.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Just checked the school calendar, and Amherst didn't have classes on Oct. 12, when it celebrated Columbus Day.
  8. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    It's not insufferable until they demand first-year APs are granted tenure.
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  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    doctorquant and Gator like this.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

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  11. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    I read that as Indignant Peoples Day.
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You were correct.
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