December 09, 2015

Are you a Pokemon Master? Here's why Harvard might think you're 'racist'

StaffRebel Columnist

Bad news, Pokemon fans, trainers, gym leaders and masters – Harvard is not the place for you.

As reported earlier this month, Harvard has decided that the word 'master' is offensive because of its history with slavery. According to the NY Times, Harvard plans to change the title of its heads of residential housing from 'house master' the traditional term, to a new term that will better reflect 'the 21st-century needs of residential student life'.

How long until the Masters and Mistresses at Harvard's administration approved 'BDSM club' are forced to go by different names too?

But that's not the point. The point is, Pokemon Masters should not feel welcome at Harvard. If the word 'Master' can be removed because of an old association with slavery, how long until it can be applied to the likes of terrorist organizations such as Team Rocket?

In fact, the 'Master' ball was created by Silph Co, but then Team Rocket hijacked the company. Thus, surely there are some students who will find this event 'triggering'.

Some would say that in order to become a Pokemon Master, catching every Pokemon is necessary. This would mean the Pokemon Jynx would need to be captured. And Jynx has been accused of being racist and influenced by black face. Therefore, racism is once again going to be associated with aspiring Pokemon Masters.

A complete collection would have made you privileged anyway or white enough to have owned a Game Shark.

It's safe to say that in time, the word Master will be phased out completely. Pokemon fans would be smart to avoid Harvard completely or face the wrath of triggered students who want out of the tall grass and back into their safe space.

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commented 2015-12-10 23:52:51 -0500
Evelin Cooper wrote «Bachelorette Degree»

“Bachelorette” is a neologism. The proper equivalent would be “Maiden’s Degree”. Similarly for Master’s Degree, “Mistresses’ Degree”. And “Doctress Of Philosophy”. Even the Latin words are gender-specific.
commented 2015-12-10 07:03:27 -0500
MOAR offensive national socialists. In 1934, national socialists were referred to as Nazi’s.

Just saying.
commented 2015-12-10 00:46:05 -0500
To avoid unfair sexism, will your first Degree at Harvard, whether a Bachelors or a Bachelorette Degree now require a Physical? Luckily, their MBA has for years been known as More Bugger All, so the “Masters” Slavery theme is also avoided.
commented 2015-12-09 19:50:50 -0500
It’s interesting that their objection to Pokémon is the use of the word “Master”. You’d think they’d be much more upset about it teaching children that it’s okay to organize leagues for animal fighting. You’d also think a university would first consider the political incorrectness of offering Master’s Degrees.
commented 2015-12-09 19:48:52 -0500
Grand Master is even worse?? Goodbye chess champions. What about being a champion? A hero? How stupid it becomes.
commented 2015-12-09 19:20:46 -0500
Why is there always someone who needs to butcher language, tradition and status for those who have earned it? Moreover, why do they need to cherry pick parts of the word’s meaning they don’t like as the only meaning and demonize it? This is usually the art of feminism social engineering. A Master is afforded to those men with high skills in trades and are respected by journeymen and even more so by apprentices.

A schoolmaster is a male teacher. Ahhh, bingo! This is what the mostly female educators must have their pretty little panties in a knot about it. They can’t be called schoolmasters, because they are female. Who uses the term Master as if referring to a slave? What a stupid concept to use to justify altering what needs to be left alone.

Offensive because of its history in slavery? How about the much larger, older and far more important important history as in the Master of trades and schoolmasters in education? How about you focus on producing intelligence in your schools unlike this embarrassment at Yale Dr. Ainissa Ramirez a PhD in something who in an official video talks nonsense about metallurgy and how it affected the sinking of the Titanic. I wrote a rant about it here.
commented 2015-12-09 18:55:04 -0500
LOL! I like the Pokemon comparison! I used to be obsessed with Pokemon as a kid, and still adore that cute little Pikachu! Justin Trudeau is kind of like James from Team Rocket. Nice hair, dim-witted, and overly-sensitive when it comes to pretty much anything and everything. From the two, the cartoon character is the smarter one, of course.
commented 2015-12-09 17:50:34 -0500
So the Masters golf tourney is racist as well?

Tell that to the serial wife cheater – Woods.