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    Long Island University To Ditch ‘Blackbirds’ Nickname: It’s ‘Offensive’ And ‘Racist’



    Long Island University-Brooklyn will be scrapping its 84-year-old mascot/nickname of “Blackbirds” this fall as a result of an athletics program merger with its Post campus.

    But that’s not all: LIU President Kimberly Cline noted she “had heard” the nickname name “is an offensive racist mascot,” according to the New York Post. At the end of March, Cline had told a group of a dozen concerned LIU-Brooklyn alumni that “Blackbirds” was to be replaced “for a few reasons.”

    When asked by the alumni group about putting the mascot name up to a vote, Cline responded that a marketing firm had suggested the school just “wipe the slate clean.”

    More: Thecollegefix.com
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    Heh, then I suppose the title of a certain famous Beatles song (McCartney, really) will have to change as well.

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    Ravens, crows and magpies got offended!


    Ok, then how can we still have a sports team called the "Redskins". Technically if a team was called the "Yellowskins", "Blackskins", "Whiteskins" , they might sound rather odd (with the Whiteskins being seen as least offensive by modern trends LOL).


    I think the Blackbirds is ridiculous to get bothered by. We're becoming a society of people walking on eggshells hoping whatever they say won't somehow be offensive even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenrune View Post
    Ravens, crows and magpies got offended!

    Ok, then how can we still have a sports team called the "Redskins".
    There is still a team called the "Redskins" because the management and fans stood up to these victim-peddling anti-white communist snowflakes. There was some big campaign to force them to change it a couple of years ago, but it somehow just fizzled out. Most American Indians are not offended by having the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, or Kansas City Chiefs, no more than white people are offended by the Minnesota Vikings. This twisted subculture that thinks "evil white racists" are just out to offend everyone OFFENDS ME!
    Most people think as they are trained to think, and most people make a majority.

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