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Old 06-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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My alma-mater is going through some similar BS as the Redskins.

Evidently, having "Pioneers" as a mascot is offensive to Native Americans.

Among the names they're considering:
The University of Denver Elk
The University of Denver Jackelope
The University of Denver Mountain Climbers

Might not be so bad if the alternatives weren't so horrid.

http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/c...er-controversy
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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No kidding. You're telling me 'Pioneers' is an offensive mascot/nickname. What's worse is that I have a hard time believing DU is even considering changing it. Next you will be hearing 'Packers' is offensive to gays.
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A couple of years ago the NCAA, attempted to force my school to change our name from the tribe. It out of control.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #5
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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If you read the article, it isn't about changing from the pioneers. It's just about how they are trying to find a new mascot, but don't want to bring back Boone. Not sure why Boone is considered even remotely offensive though.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
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I was upset when they baned the chant. It was the only thing that made the school stand out from the others.



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What about the DU Fluffy Bunnies and in the NFL the Washington Butterflies? I ****ing hate this.bull**** political correctness in this country. Also who is doing the complaining about these names? Aren't there only like 12 actual indians left? Pretty sure early settlers did a good job taking their land and killing them all.

****ing whiny people and their hurt feelings.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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Also who is doing the complaining about these names? Aren't there only like 12 actual indians left? Pretty sure early settlers did a good job taking their land and killing them all.
there are quite a few actually. a whole bunch have been relegated to living in shanty towns called reservations though so whitey doesn't really co-mingle with a whole lot of them.
between this and the Japan thread, it seems like a couple racists have done a decent job outing themselves.

I think the name/mascot change is dumb, btw.
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I had not heard of this, I'm glad you said something. I too am a proud Pioneer. This sucks.
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What I don't get about this DU controversy is why the name "Pioneers" can't be kept. To be honest, I don't really care about the Boone mascot specifically. When I went there we had Ruckus the eagle.


If they want to retire Boone for good, fine. But the word "Pioneers" isn't racist at all. Why can't we be the Pioneers?
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there are quite a few actually. a whole bunch have been relegated to living in shanty towns called reservations though so whitey doesn't really co-mingle with a whole lot of them.
between this and the Japan thread, it seems like a couple racists have done a decent job outing themselves.

I think the name/mascot change is dumb, btw.
Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
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Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
Didn't seem like it to me

I'm pretty sure he was being a insensitive, racist a-hole.
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If you read the article, it isn't about changing from the pioneers. It's just about how they are trying to find a new mascot, but don't want to bring back Boone. Not sure why Boone is considered even remotely offensive though.
Boone is at the center of the controversy, but they're considering a whole new mascot all together.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #17
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Didn't seem like it to me

I'm pretty sure he was being a insensitive, racist a-hole.
Read his 2nd to last sentence. I don't think he was being serious with that one liner.
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There's a lot of money to be made in publicity. I'm sure it's just some equal rights groups taking advantage of these situations.

Why aren't they changing the Army mascot? Black Knights is offensive to White Knights everywhere.
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What I don't get about this DU controversy is why the name "Pioneers" can't be kept. To be honest, I don't really care about the Boone mascot specifically. When I went there we had Ruckus the eagle.
If they want to retire Boone for good, fine. But the word "Pioneers" isn't racist at all. Why can't we be the Pioneers?

I remember Ruckus, not boone.
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I remember Ruckus, not boone.
You probably didn't go to games, then. Otherwise you would have heard the "bring back Boone" chants at every sports match.
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You probably didn't go to games, then. Otherwise you would have heard the "bring back Boone" chants at every sports match.

Had hockey season tickets for 4 years, still don't recall that. There's a good chance I wasn't paying attention, though.
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Boone is at the center of the controversy, but they're considering a whole new mascot all together.
Yes. Like their current mascot, a hawk. Though they are still called the pioneers. Nowhere in that article is there any mention of changing the name from Pioneers, just that they want a new mascot because nobody likes the hawk.

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Gotta love our liberal society. Pretty soon all animal names will be offlimits or offensive. And things like Pioneers, Patriots, Cowboys, and the like will be deemed too violent and nationalistic of America's violent past, and not a true representation of our diversity, causing idiots on capital hill to damn changing of the name. Remember, "you don't want to be on the wrong side of history, do you?"

Bunch of left wing, liberal wackos. Unfortunately they have usurped control and are running the state of Colorado.
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My alma-mater is going through some similar BS as the Redskins.

Evidently, having "Pioneers" as a mascot is offensive to Native Americans.

Among the names they're considering:
The University of Denver Elk
The University of Denver Jackelope
The University of Denver Mountain Climbers

Might not be so bad if the alternatives weren't so horrid.

http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/c...er-controversy
How the heck is "Pioneer" offensive to Native Americans? Because they were here First? ( they were present, but the first White man in an area can be a Pioneer whether they are offended or not) . Frankly it is going overboard, and they should read a dictionary as to the meaning of the word.
piˇoˇneer

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A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.



Verb


Develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity).



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pathfinder - initiator - trailblazer
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