Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A loss for P.C.

Political correctness just took one in the derriere, courtesy of the Florida State Seminoles!

Seminole Nation came through, bombarding the NCAA with angry phone calls, faxes, e-mails, and letters. The NCAA admitted that they were not expecting that level of reaction. See, when a tiny but vocal minority got a hold of their ear, the NCAA thought they were hearing from a majority. They were wrong.

The NCAA has removed Florida State University from its list of schools with "offensive" and "abusive" mascots. They correctly noted what we've been shouting for years: the unique relationship that the university has with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is a thing of respect, not degradation. It is irrelevant what a bunch of white liberals or non-Seminoles think of the mascot. The day that the Seminole Tribe of Florida thinks that the usage is wrong, that will be the day that the university should drop the mascot.

Fortunately, a bunch of politically-correct outsider do-gooders won't be making that call. Score one...for the good guys!

Go Seminoles!