Group calls on North Carolina to change ‘Tar Heels’ mascot

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    A North Carolina group called the "Union Soldier Campaign" is urging the University of North Carolina to change its school's nickname from the Tar Heels.

    The group claims the nickname has ties to the Confederacy and white supremacy.


    William Thorpe, 52, told the Raleigh News & Observer that Tar Heels "was re-appropriated during the Civil War to represent Confederate soldiers who held their ground against the 'northern aggression' and fought against the values and ideals of this country."

    The Union Soldier Campaign marched to North Carolina's campus on Tuesday after starting at Bennett Place in Durham, the site of the last surrender of Confederate troops in the Civil War. They are urging North Carolina chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz to change the school's nickname "immediately," per the News & Observer's Kate Murphy.


    https://www.si.com/college/2020/07/15/group-calls-north-carolina-change-tar-heels-mascot
     
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    A nickname earned by the courage of their forefathers in battle. Yeh, toss that because someone is offended by it 155 years later.
     
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    The cat is out of the bag now. The libs/progs/socialists have momentum and they feel there is little that can stop them.
     
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    My.

    ****ing.

    God.

    There are about 8 different explanations I have heard for the "tar heel" and none of them are racist in nature. Usually had to do with poor white folk.

    Regardless, no... irregardless, I will go down to campus (I live really close) and protest this. I will. It's ridiculous. And if it goes through, well, guess that means my favorite college team will have to change. (But I will always say "no" to Duke!) :devilish:

    GO HEELS!!!
     
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    and the sickening of this BS continues.
     
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    The Cleveland Indians are seriously considering dropping the Indians name. (The Indians name came from their nickname when they were the Cleveland Spiders, and Louis Sockalexis, a member of Penobscot Nation, played for the Spiders).

    What’s next? Well, the Patriots have that angry looking white man with a three corner hat. Obvious a white colonialist who owned slaves.

    Minnesota Vikings? Looks like an angry white male. Obvious racist.

    Atlanta Braves? Do I really need to say anything?

    Chicago White Sox? Obvious white supremacy reference.

    Washington Nationals? Sounds like “nationalists”. Racist.

    Seriously, when you’re a left wing extremist, you can find something wrong with anything or anyone. You can scream “racist!”, and the spineless people who live in dreaded fear of the woke crowd will fold like a cheap lawn chair.
     
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    The “Fighting” Irish will also be targeted.
     
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    Well a city in NC just approved reparations so why not. Look, this will go a lot faster if everyone just agrees to whatever BLM wants.

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    There's a thing I have observed with prison inmates where, being powerless, they like to sue or file admin complaints about everything they can, because any little win, even if they don't really get anything, gives them a feeling of having power over the people in charge.

    I suspect minorities and liberals, since the 2016 onset of TDS, are doing exactly the same thing.
     
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    So when will we have a group who want to change the name of the United States of America ?

    Then change Washington DC, because Washington owned slaves and the Columbia means affiliation with Whites trading slaves ?

    Comics. We gotta vote, in big numbers. That is our only remedy.

    If you believe in pendulum, you'll believe a time things will swing back.
     
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    They won’t stop until everything is bland and unoffensive to anyone.
     
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    Well, they should. I could never figure out how you get Fighting Irish from a school named after a French cathedral.
     
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    Changing mascots...how about colors.

    A group at UW Madison wants the W changed from white to black for solidarity sake?

    This is beyond insane...they now want to remove the color white.
     
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    I think the group doing this should be called "TAR HEADS". Sorry, anyone offended! Rodents behind is how much I care about these fools. I am offended that one of the A-Bombs was called FATMAN. FYAGOOD!
     
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