Thursday, September 27, 2007

ypsi high and PC-ism

well, good ol' ypsi high is well into their school year and still... no mascot. this creates a very serious problem for me. i plan on attending the homecoming football game this week, daughter in tow, and what can we possibly yell if not "go Braves!"? ok, who started all of this? i'm sure i could look it up, but don't care enough to do so. but seriously, being called the "Braves"... is it really that big of a deal? is the person who raised hell about this even native american in the first place? or is she (yes, i'm sure it's a woman as all men are either against change or too lazy to put up a fight) just another annoying PC-ist who believes that EVERYTHING should be PC, whether it's offensive or not. does not the term "Brave" mean something honorable? i'd be honored if my people were represented by such a positive term. somehow, chanting "go Braves" does not equal "go crackers" or "go niggas" or any other sort of venomous race-related term. or MAYBE the dishonor comes in being represented by a group of athletes who rarely know how to carry themselves properly and recite phrases like "we gon fuck you up", yet constantly come up short when it comes to any sort of post-season play? (ok, ok, i know that was harsh, but take it with a grain of salt - i, too, was once a Brave who never made it to post-season and only once in my five years of coaching did i bring home a district and league title).

who knows, but in any case, we have to come up with a new mascot, people! i'm so thankful that the rumored "Royals" never made the cut. duh, royal isn't even a school color. who thought up that dumb idea? probably the same woman who protested the Braves in the first place. suggestions welcome...

3 comments:

CresceNet said...
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Anonymous said...

What the hell is that comment by "crescenet"?? Is that spam??
Anyway, I was not happy with this issue and actually wrote the Board of Ed...A lot of good that did as they changed the name anyway! Also, quoting an article from the A2 News, I like how one of the guidelines of the new name and mascot "should not disparage or be offensive to ethnic or minority groups or "contradict the values of Ypsilanti Public Schools.'' What values exactly??? "Braves did that, but at the same time was harmful to some in the community." Exactly to whom was "Braves" "harmful"??? Harmful?? What about the violence in our schools? What about the drugs in our schools? THAT I would consider harmful, not using "Braves" as our mascot!

~N

Melissa said...

Seriously, there are bigger issues in our country than the word "Braves" being offensive. "Offensive" would be 1/2 the music with profanity out on the shelves today, or the practically naked women that seem to grace every magazine cover.