… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
The Daily Gets It
Mr. B. has previously posted on the University of Minnesota's double standard with respect to the University of North Dakota athletics:
Fighting Sioux? Absolutely Not!
Skating Sioux? Well, OK...
or, When It Comes Down to Money Versus Integrity -
At BigU We Take the Money and Skate
From today's Minnesota Daily:
It's well known that a Sioux and Gopher hockey game will most likely sell out, attract media attention and make a pretty penny for both teams involved. If the University believes so strongly in the "hostile and abusive" nature of UND's mascot, then they should stick to their guns and make a real statement. The fact that the University makes exceptions in its morality when money and attention is at stake underscores the hollow policy it instituted against the Sioux.
We believe that each mascot case should be looked at individually, as it is impossible to make a blanket statement that all mascots that represent ethnicity are offensive. But the University's too convenient exception to its own policy shows their real concern to be the purse, not the principle.
Write on. Bonzo