Some George Washington Students Are Extremely Offended by the Mascot

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1821

More than two hundred George Washington University students have signed a petition calling for the school to adopt a new mascot and nickname. They don’t like the current moniker, Colonials. The loons claim it is “extremely offensive.”

The school is George Washington’s school. If they are so offended, they need to to to another school.

“The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” the petition reads.

It suggests alternative nicknames such as “Hippos” or “Riverhorses.”

Oh, that’s a big improvement. Give me a break. The hippo is actually an unofficial mascot so it didn’t come from nowhere.

The Colonials mascot was adopted in 1926 to honor the school’s namesake, George Washington. It is a reference to colonial America and the Continental Army.

The “Colonials” nickname has also been attributed to a faculty member and former student at GW, Elmer Louis Kayser (who held a number of positions at GW from 1914-1985 [this is not a typo, he was affiliated with GW for 70 years!], the last being University Historian. Perhaps he suggested it to some students who took it to the editorial board of the Hatchet. At any rate, GW teams have been known as the “Colonials” ever since.

It’s only two hundred people but two hundred is a lot when you consider how insane this is.

This controversy over nothing has gone on every year for several years. It’s time to mock these politically correct idiots who have been taught to hate America. and tell them ‘no’.

 


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Jon
Jon
3 years ago

Why did anyone ever begin caving into these crybabies? This pc bullshit should have been nipped at the bud
30 years ago.

Oliver W. Homey
Oliver W. Homey
3 years ago

Then find another school. These pasty cry babies are in for a rude awakening in the real world if they have to work for a company other than a civil service job.

joseph l boggs
joseph l boggs
3 years ago

I would suggest 200 so-named students be dismissed from and relieved from such an oppressive school environment. Just why are they at this university? Perhaps another place would be less offensive. So go!

jerseychris
jerseychris
3 years ago
Reply to  joseph l boggs

Couldn’t get in anywhere else.

herbert r richmond
3 years ago

Stand up to the bullies, who want to change our heritage, our traditions, our unique Republic.