The sports world is being bulldozed by far-left activists.
They are determined to rewrite all areas of culture in their image.
Now one university dropped its mascot for an insane reason.
After years of complaints from radical activists, George Washington University is changing its nickname and mascot.
The school will be dropping the name “Colonials” because it engenders thoughts of colonialism, which is considered a four-letter word to the left.
The school wrote in a statement:
“After a thoughtful and deliberate process, the University’s Board of Trustees has decided to discontinue the use of the Colonials moniker. A new moniker will be introduced by the 2023-2024 academic year. Until that time, we will continue to be the Colonials. This decision to change the Colonials moniker was not taken lightly…What is important now is that we move forward together to identify a moniker that will unite and unify the GW community, and increase pride in our institution with a moniker that reflects the values, strengths and diversity of our worldwide population. The selection of our new moniker will require a deliberate and thoughtful process—one that will engage the entire GW community of alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff to ensure that everyone has the chance to be heard. This is a tremendous opportunity for our university as we enter our 3rd century!”
This is yet another example of how leftists hate America.
They look at America’s original 13 colonies and see nothing but bad.
Radicals have been tearing at the soul of the country for years, and they have made disturbing gains over the past few years.
Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest is a sterling example of just how enthusiastic the left is about running down the country.
Several other mascot names have been scrapped for “woke” considerations.
NFL owner Daniel Snyder was coerced into changing the name of the Washington Redskins after once avowing he would never cave to pressure and drop the nickname.
Washington became the Football Team for a full season before finally settling on the Commanders, which is as generic a name as possible.
The Cleveland Indians recently changed their name to the Guardians.
There were even calls to change the nickname of the Wyoming Cowboys because somehow “cowboy” is offensive.
There is no limiting principle when it comes to the left.
If the radicals are given an inch, they will take a mile.
The riots of 2020 proved that.
Statues of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Theodore Roosevelt all came down.
Radicals threatened to destroy the Alamo, and others said Mount Rushmore should be destroyed.
Meanwhile, all of this behavior was either allowed or encouraged by the Democratic Party.
The moderates in the party have been cowed into silence, and the revolutionaries are in charge.
The GW Colonials will not be the final victim of the raging culture war.
Leftists will continue to push where there’s mush and see just how much they can get away with.