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Post by Guest on Thu May 17, 2012 4:23 pm

Here is a link to the Oregonian article: LINK

This is an interesting move by the state. Schools certainly don't have the resources these days to put towards rebranding, in my opinion. But, I do see the merit in their decision to ban them.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu May 17, 2012 8:45 pm

Probably a good move, but I can’t but think some native rodents (with large flat tails) and native water fowl could be next on the list. As the Norse did not arrive until around the 10th Century, I think they’ll be left alone.
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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri May 18, 2012 4:51 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:Probably a good move, but I can’t but think some native rodents (with large flat tails) and native water fowl could be next on the list. As the Norse did not arrive until around the 10th Century, I think they’ll be left alone.


DoubleDipper wrote:Probably a good move, but I can’t but think some native rodents (with large flat tails) and native water fowl could be next on the list.  As the Norse did not arrive until around the 10th Century, I think they’ll be left alone.

Actually, I was thinking about universities that perpetuate slurs against ethic groups.

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Crusaders might be after that. I mean, really, there isn't a lot good to be said about that history.
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri May 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Interestingly enough, Geezer, the one board member who voted no felt the proposal was too specific. She wanted to drop names like "Saints" and "Devils" as well.

Crusaders? Totally insensitive. Ditto the Cavaliers.

The Vikings, Saxons, Spartans, and Trojans are hardly role models for today's youth.

Gladiators? Slaves, and they killed each other so the Romans could be entertained.
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Post by DaTruRochin on Sat May 19, 2012 8:56 am

And what about the poor Lava Bears? The subjugation of mystical creatures has gone too far!

And lest we forget the poor Fighting Fishermen.... (I'm pretty sure that's what the Geez was referring to....)



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