June 07, 2017

Students fight to save Tiger mascot from PC police who claim it's a “symbol of white oppression”

StaffRebel Columnist

Louisiana State University students are fighting back against an online petition calling for the school's “racist” tiger mascot to be replaced.

The original petition created on Change.org by a user named LaMallori claims “Louisiana State University named their mascot the Tigers, and they named it during the height of Jim Crow South. This was a time when black men feared for their lives, and were treated as sub human. This symbol is the most prevalent confederate symbol in the United States.”

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The petition adds, “These powerful white males choose the Tiger as a symbol to honor a confederate regiment called Louisiana's Tigers...they were just as violent to the black slaves they owned, and later even more violent once those slaves were set free.”

LaMallori later deems it “insulting for any African American to have to attend to a school that honors confederate militantism” and it's “already hard enough to be black at LSU”.

Students opposed to the change created a counter petition titled “Save Mike the Tiger! Do Not Change LSU's Mascot!”

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The counter petition, created by David Walters states, “There is no reason for Louisiana State University to consider changing its mascot, as it was customary to choose mascots as vicious animals in the late 1800s. Since the advent of a live “Mike the Tiger” nearly a century ago, the Louisiana Tigers have come to embrace the beautiful animal named for a renowned LSU athletic trainer – not a fiction that comes from a “Confederate symbol.””

As Campus Reform reports, Walters is also a co-founder of the Students for Trump group at LSU.

Currently the counter petition has more signatures at 707 compared to the one seeking to remove the mascot at 640.

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commented 2017-06-07 19:43:09 -0400
Charles Moulton, excellent points. Lowering the bar has become the gold standard in these institutions.
commented 2017-06-07 18:08:01 -0400
Tammie good post.

But the real problem with all this is. When all the universities and colleges dropped their entrance standards the left starting growing by leaps and bounds… The people that are in campuses now couldn’t organize a blow job in a whore house. They are taking social economics 101. They are taking woman studies. They are taking Gender studies. They are taking almost anything that doesn’t contribute to a secure society. Plus don’t get me started on the engineering portions of the schools, because they lowered the bar in almost very class, the weak minded and the followers of the world are trying to lead. Now everyone knows when a follower leads everything turns to shit. I apologize for using these types of terms and analogies, but I am really starting to believe the only way to get through the thick minds in this world is to “communicate in their language”. But seriously think about it. The left really started gaining ground, once the governments of the world especially the western governments lowered their standards.
commented 2017-06-07 16:30:20 -0400
Manufactured outrage by the left, next, the Frosted Flakes tiger “Tony” will be synonymous with something sinister! These idiots on campus should focus on their assignments, essays etc… instead of actively looking for problems that doesn’t exist.
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