July 16, 2018

University of Wyoming’s “cowboys” slogan panned as sexist, racist

David MenziesMission Specialist

The University of Wyoming recently rolled out a new slogan — “The World Needs More Cowboys.”

 

Cue the outrage from the usual suspects. Alas, “cowboy” is too male and too white, not diverse enough and therefore, not inclusive enough.

Associate professor Ellen Currano told The Chronicle of Higher Education she thought the new slogan was a joke at first, apparently never noticing that the university’s mascot is a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.

Meanwhile, Christine Boggs, the university’s co-chair of the Committee on Women and People of Color, noted:

“If we’re striving to be a diverse university, exposing our students to a broader scope of ideas, we have to invite them in a more positive, inclusive way.”

The term diversity is increasingly becoming code-speak for “no white males”, because white males simply aren’t part of the diversity sweepstakes.

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commented 2018-07-18 00:42:29 -0400
John Ware was an Alberta cowboy par excellence. He was revered by his fellow cowpokes. He was a black from the Southern US. Blood Indian, Tom Three Persons won the Canadian Championship in 1912 Stampede. A couple among many notable non-white cowboys of distinction.

Diamond Joe White wrote a song about John Ware called, High Rider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNZGfX68XnE

Video about John Ware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJMpj_QTGUg
commented 2018-07-17 12:01:49 -0400
I am sure anyone that applies to attend the U of W, knows what it is all about.
commented 2018-07-17 11:22:02 -0400
MAURICE POTVIN said, “Paul McCullough, do you think perhaps that;s why Roy Rogers named his horse “trigger”?”
The SJW’s probably consider Roy Rogers naming his horse ‘Trigger’ is contributing to male violence. A trigger is a part of a gun and therefore a very bad thing, and guns were and are used by males especially white males. What in the Sam Hill was Roy thinking of naming his horse Trigger and wounding the sensibilities of these wonderful snowflakes.
I guess playing Cowboy’s and Indians is a no, no.
commented 2018-07-17 05:44:24 -0400
Paul McCullough, do you think perhaps that;s why Roy Rogers named his horse “trigger”?
commented 2018-07-16 23:40:58 -0400
“Good Luck” with that bit of nonesense protest in Wyoming!… Lady, you are definitely in the wrong state for that kind of “cow fecces”…
commented 2018-07-16 22:06:12 -0400
If it triggers the SJW snowflakes it has to be good.
commented 2018-07-16 21:38:33 -0400
I’ve met many cowboys in my life. Every single one of the has been sexist, misogynist, homophobic, racist, Islamophobes, even the black, female Muslim ones. Cowpeople on the other hand……………
commented 2018-07-16 21:24:34 -0400
I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but after 24 years of living in Calgary I can easily think of a hundred or more Stampede rodeo competitors who were aboriginal or black or otherwise “non-white.” And of course some of them won the championship. And I’m not even that much of a rodeo fan.

Oh yes, the truth can be soooooo inconvenient sometimes….
commented 2018-07-16 19:44:19 -0400
Remember “Cowboy and Indians”? … well today it’s Bovine Management Personnel and First Nations Peoples
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