Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.
Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose a substantial cut to the state’s education spending.) Glossing over the fact that mascots are rarely chosen through malice (after all, no one is asking to use Salazar as a mascot), deciding to strip all K-12 funding because of a team name seems a little draconian.
Salazar has defended his school de-funding program, claiming it is necessary for an inclusive, and sensitive, public policy agenda. After all, we can’t have schools going around naming their teams after some noble piece of Western heritage… I mean, there’s a possibility that someone might get offended, right? Don’t we all have the right to never be offended? Isn’t that listed somewhere in the Bill of Rights, or something? (Seriously, I will pay handsomely for an effective sarcasm font.)
“Legislation doesn’t really change attitudes. Instead it changes behavior,”Salazar said. “You want to continue using your racist and your stereotypical imagery? Then we don’t have to fund that.”
Ok. I get it, Joe. Everyone’s racist (except you, apparently). But thank heavens you’re here to pull funding from our children’s schools because of some misguided belief that any mention of Native Americans is likely derogatory; that should straighten us out real quick.
Go ahead, you can trust the Govt. Just ask a Native American.
How about we kill the demoncrats and let the Native Americans decide about the rest
works for me.
it should be taken as a compliment, not derogatory in any way. I love the native American, love their remembrances of their dances and drums. we went to Wisconsin and saw a native American show in a canyon, it was wonderful.
This is all these gutless wonders can do! They can't solve real problems; so, they have to create "real problems" from nothing and then pretend that they care about them and are doing something to solve them. Such a farce and scam! It is these political hacks in both parties that are killing this nation!
It won't win them any favors with the FBI . Full blooded Indians . We / They know what happened in the past and now what is happening to the last vestige of America . I would like to see the tribes get really pissed of . Especially the ones that own casinos . Enough money there it could put a chink in the Democratic armor .
WHY.....? WHAT IS THE POINT......!!! PURE INSANITY......!!
Geeze I hate these political correct socialiest democrats.
I am offended by the fact that President Obama has put Islamist in power in this country and says that they contributed to our nation's beginnings. I am also offended by the religion of atheism that wants to take all talk of the bible and prayer out of our schools but are more than willing to allow the religion of atheism to be taught there.
why just schools change the names of all the cities named after Indians. Where does this insanity stop