I’m going to be honest…I don’t CARE what George Washington University calls its buildings.
I don’t CARE what George Washington University calls its mascots.
I DO care, however, that our educational system is indoctrinating a generation of chronically-offended ignoramuses… which is why this story is frustrating.
According to Daily Caller:
At George Washington University, the powers that be are apparently capitulating to students who protested against the school’s mascot, the “Colonial,” as the student center, which used to be named “Colonial Central,” is now called the “Student Services Hub.”
As Kara Zupkus of Young American’s Foundation reports, “While the official mascot remains the colonial, the university recently renamed ‘Colonial Central,’ the student center focused on registration and financial services, to the ‘Student Services Hub.'” Zupkus adds, “The student group ‘Colonial Army,’ which draws students to attend sporting events for the school, rebranded itself ‘George’s Army.'”
Because the term ‘colonial’ just keeps these little tulips up at night.
In fact, they’ve wanted to strip the term from their official school mascot, as well:
Last spring, a referendum to change the mascot was passed, as 54% of students approved of a change. In May 2018, students launched a petition to change the mascot. The petition stated, “The use of ‘Colonials,’ no matter how innocent the intention, is received as extremely offensive by not only students of the university, but the nation and the world at large. The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression. Alternative nickname recommendations are ‘Hippos,’ ‘Revolutionaries,’ or ‘Riverhorses.'”
Campus Reform reported at the time, “Rachel Yakobashvili, a petition organizer, told Campus Reform that she started the petition because ‘it was time for students to be able to voice their concerns and desires in a more public and organized manner.'” Another petition organizer, Andrew Hesbacher, told the GW Hatchet, “It’s very wrong for us to call ourselves an open and welcoming university when the name means such demise and terror for students who could possibly come here.”
DEMISE AND TERROR?!
I’m sorry, if this brings you DEMISE AND TERROR – that’s a YOU problem. Something is wrong with YOU.