Monday, November 03, 2003
Whose recent decision was it to paint over the Chicago Blackhawks emblem on his jersey? What gives you the right to change history? A doglike emblem in the center of the words Chicago Blackhawks? And heaven forbid if the Blackhawk image should be seen on Tyler Arnason's jersey display.It's worth reading the comments (remember that you'll need to look in the archives for this letter after today, and they disappear after a week.) One reader suggests SCSU put its money where its (president's) mouth is:
This political correctness that plagues St. Cloud State University is becoming an irritant. It is time for the silent majority to become the vocal, questioning majority.
What's next? Banning Pontiac automobiles, Tecumseh engines, and Land O'Lakes butter from St. Cloud State? Come to think of it, animals have feelings too. I don't know about that Husky logo.
If it is the official position of SCSU that minority-based mascots are evil, SCSU should not participate in games against such opponents. Forfeit the games. Draw even more attention to the cause by perhaps giving up a chance at a conference, regional, or national championship for the sake of getting the point across.It will be a cold day in ... wait, it's snowing outside!