Move over Redskins, it now seems the Chicago Blackhawks are considered “offensive”.
According to The College Fix, “a Bethel University student recently issued an apology for wearing a Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class.”
Cody Albrecht, a student from Chicago wore the jersey to a class called “Social Perspectives, Human Worth and Social Action”. He offered to wear it inside out “after becoming aware of the unease in his classroom because of his sweatshirt”.
The class's instructor even posted about the “controversy” on Facebook. James Jacobs wrote, “So your college professor is a Native American. A Native American who has spoken multiple times about the offensiveness of Indian Mascots. Yet you come to class with an Indian mascot sprawled across your shirt… Bold move sir.”
The professor later deleted the post.
Albrecht was forced to issue a formal apology for wearing the jersey. On a second Facebook post, Jacobs claimed the incident became a teachable moment.
“I'm glad to say that this became an incredible learning opportunity for the student we had a lengthy conversation about it and the student really listened to why those images are offensive and hurtful. When I posted last week I kept the students name out of it and I only posted because I didn't expect the university to get involved, it has been my experience with other institutions in the past that situations like this would be minimized, so I really didn't expect anything to come of it. Since that time the student has made a public apology in class and expressed what they had learned from this process,” the professor wrote in a follow-up post.
Someone really needs to grow a spine.
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