Ignorant...of course. Just the answer I expected from the enlightened few who understand the complicated and nuanced feelings and emotions of those who live their lives in a perpetual state of victimhood. My point is I couldn't care less if some Indians and some whites are offended by both sides or if some are offended by one side or the other, anyone who
finds a nickname/logo of an Indian or pioneers in a covered wagon offensive and then seeks to abolish said nickname/logo for PC reasons should be told to go **** themselves. Those who are offended by nicknames/logos must truly live miserable and unhappy lives. Unfortunantly, most of those who supposedly belong to this victimhood class weren't offended until some white college professor wracked with white guilt told them they should be.
I believe Idaho State's or the University of Idaho's nickname is the "Vandals". Should white folk of German descent be offended because of the obvious reference to the barbarian treatment that the Vandals inflicted on the inhabitants of the Roman Empire? Or should those of Italian and Spanish descent be offended because of the slaughter inflicted by the barbarian Vandal horde?
I made no allusions that I "understand the complicated and nuanced feelings and emotions of those who live their lives in a perpetual state of victimhood". Not too sure where you got that idea from. Simply said that not all people of an ethnic group thinks alike and its ignorant to believe that they do.
[QUOTE=phxroadrunner;45373025]I love how Indians are supposedly offended on both sides. Let's see, they're offended by a school that simply adopts as its nickname/logo the name of a tribe, and they're offended by a school (Denver University) that adopts as its nickname/logo a group of white folk (Pioneers) who settled in the west. DU dumps its Pioneer covered wagon logo because it conjures up images (I guess) of Indians slaughtered by white folk. So does that mean Indians are offended because the Fighting Sioux logo conjures up images of the Sioux tribe slaughtering other Indian tribes? Or are they offended because it conjures up images of the Sioux slaughtering white folk? Or is it white folk who should be offended? Because after all, some of their descendants could have been slaughtered by the Fighting Sioux back in the day? I'm really confused, because you see, I graduated from college during the Dark Ages before this PC hell we live in ever existed. Maybe one of you young college kids or recent college grads out there who have a degree in Social Work, Sociology, or Ethnic Studies, and were fully indroctrinated by a cadre of self-loathing foaming-at-the-mouth white Marxist professors can enlighten me as to what all the fuss is all about.[/QUOTE]
i'm a young college kid and the bolded part is the greatest quote i've seen on hf boards