June 05, 2017

Student forced to apologize, publicly shamed for wearing “offensive” Chicago Blackhawks jersey

StaffRebel Columnist

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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commented 2017-06-07 01:41:56 -0400
This personifies the adage " No good deed goes unpunished ". The idea of naming sports teams with native names and motifs was done in those days to honour them. However it was an honour undeserved and unearned and all names related to natives should be removed . Sports teams should be renamed to honour those who actually worked to build this society. Natives have distinguished themselves by being here for 10,000 years and not advancing a single day. They lived lives with the wheel invented 10 centuries ago as well as metal , agriculture and on and on. Putting them on a sports team is and always has been pandering and political correctness.
remove all native names from sports teams and rename after the settlers that actually worked to make this society.
commented 2017-06-05 21:51:37 -0400
Somebody better tell Beardy’s Blackhawks about this. They’re offending themselves and don’t even know it. One of the most consistently best native teams in Sask AAA.
commented 2017-06-05 20:13:31 -0400
I would have removed my black hawk shirt right after I tore his shirt off his back ! the prick !
commented 2017-06-05 19:58:50 -0400
So why does almost every First Nation and Metis hockey fan in my area wear the Blackhawk jersey if it is offensive to them? Maybe it is because they work for a living as opposed to the Indian whingers sucking the public teat like this professor.
commented 2017-06-05 18:27:55 -0400
So I guess I’m buying some black hawks clothing.
commented 2017-06-05 15:42:28 -0400
Maurice & David, well said! I couldn’t agree more.
commented 2017-06-05 15:02:20 -0400
I think the Boston Bruins is an offensive to term to bears. Seriously, ask any member of PETA, i’d bet you dollars to doughnuts they would call it offensive.
commented 2017-06-05 14:39:26 -0400
What should instill pride in a group of people is deemed inappropriate and causes great moral and cultural stress and degradation. Are you kidding me? One of the most revered symbols in sport, the Chicago Blackhawk emblem, is so hurtful to the prof he needs an apology and subsequent shaming of the student. These hard done by native academics and cry babies would do well to read Murice Potvin’s post. If the phony left gets their way, any emblem on any jersey will have some special interest group bitching until they get their way and have the emblem removed. Surveys done overwhelmingly indicate that the vast MAJORITY of aboriginals in North America have NO problem with said emblems. And the result…….The regressive left whines and political correctness rules. Wake up people…..if I was native I would take pride in the emblems and chants that these sports teams use to represent them. It is PRIDE, not PREJUDICE. As usual the left want to re-write history.
commented 2017-06-05 14:08:30 -0400
If I were the parent, I would slap this leftard.
commented 2017-06-05 13:59:23 -0400
People need to stop apologizing to these bullies.
commented 2017-06-05 13:52:08 -0400
Being offended is always a personal choice. If the Native American professor was offended, that’s his problem…. He makes the deliberate decision to be offended. That “Social Perspectives” course sounds like a pure bullshit course anyway. Why the hell would anyone want to take it? Are there countless high paying jobs in Social Perspectives? I couldn’t care less what comments anyone makes about my Metis ancestry. If their comments are insulting that just means they’re assholes, and assholes can’t offend me because I don’t care what they think.