Re: More on CMU Nickname
Kathie Cerveny (aa473@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Mon, 21 Sep 1992 15:23:34 -0400
>Earlier this week, as part of the discussion on Indian Issues regarding the
>OA, I posted a message indicating that at Central Michigan University, there
>had been protests / objections to the Chippewa nickname, even though the
>nickname was "not offensive at this time" to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
>Well, when I picked up my paper this morning, I found that the nickname will
>be kept. The board of trustees foted unanimously to keep the nickname.
>Although this is a victory in my mind (and the first thing the board hasn't
>screwed up in a while), I am sure there will be those Politically Correct
>people out there who will not be happy with it. You can't please all of the
>people all of the time.
>I still believe that even if we consult the groups we are portraying, there
>will still be the uninformed person who will protest the use of Indian
>themes / ceremonies in the OA and the use of Indian mascotts by teams.
>Always a Chippewa by virtue of a Degree from CMU.....
>Yours in Scouting,
>Scott A. Begin Assistant Scoutmaster
>70334.376@Compuserve.com Philmont Staff Association
>Oak Forest, IL Alpha Phi Omega, Epsilon Beta Chapter
From Scott's original post I was worried that a certain school
in South Bend Ind. might be next. As an almost full blooded
Irishman I would have missed the wimsical (sp?) spoof on my
ancestory. Since there is a good chance the other part of my
"bloodline" includes "native American" I hope the PC crowd can
now turn its attention to the other more important problems
Scott wrote about in his original posting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City