Newberry College - No Longer the Indians

Newberry College - No Longer the Indians

There are 94 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 7, 2008, titled Newberry College - No Longer the Indians. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

The mascot of Newberry College is no longer the Indians. Wednesday, the school announced they'll no longer refer to any of their athletics programs by their former name.

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Yowza

Summerville, SC

#1 May 7, 2008
I will no longer support this school. What cowards they are! They should scalp the NAACP.
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Pinopolis, SC

#2 May 7, 2008
What's next? With all the problems in the world the best we can do is worry about using "Native American" names for our schools and mascots. As for me I will sleep better tonight knowing that Newberry is no longer known as the "Indians". Now what can you do about gas prices?

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 May 7, 2008
If they feel they MUST change it...why not the Newberry Natives? It has a ring, is PC, and they won't have to change the logo too much.
TM GW

Silverstreet, SC

#4 May 7, 2008
Wasn't ever a school anyway. Anyone with a pulse can get in. they hand out diplomas like it's their job. Third tier educational institution...
dhb

Myrtle Beach, SC

#5 May 7, 2008
And there you go.. screw political correctness and screw the NAACP and other groups. If they can call us whites "honkey" and other racial slurs, then screw them all I say. If the "Indians" or "Native Americans" are offended by this.. then oh well, what are you gonna do? sue us? sue Newberry College. What a stupid country this is. People and groups of people are way too sensitive now a days and get their feelings hurt.. Boo Hoo Boo Hoo Boo Hoo!
Dave

AOL

#6 May 7, 2008
This is such a Crock of Crap!!! The schools who use such names should continue to use such names. This society we live in is becoming such a bunch of Panzy Ass's! No wonder we are falling behind as a world super power. We as a once 'GREAT AMERICAN SOCIETY' have gotten so worked up about who we may offend. I am of American Indian dissent and I, as well as, others I know, am not offended at all by the use of the words "Indian" or "Red Skins" or any other such names. After all they are only names. We as Americans need to toughen up a little and quit whining about every little thing we find offensive and just deal with the fact that we are all different. If the world was all Vanilla it would be one BOARING place!
whortheseidiots

Columbia, SC

#7 May 7, 2008
I think the NCAA should listen to PETA next and make all schools with animal names change theirs. I'm sure the animals are as upset as the Indians are. Especially the animals whose name is used by awful teams.
Gee Whiz

AOL

#8 May 7, 2008
This is just stupid.
LAW

Columbia, SC

#9 May 7, 2008
i love Newberry but this is just wrong. please tell me what good is accomplished by this change.
Libless

Cayce, SC

#10 May 7, 2008
Once again, thank you liberals! You are slowly but surely neutering this country.
cherokee pride

Lexington, SC

#11 May 7, 2008
Yowza wrote:
I will no longer support this school. What cowards they are! They should scalp the NAACP.
Scalping is a not a native american thing. the calvery and people that trapped started the scalping.
go back to school

Columbia, SC

#12 May 7, 2008
Uh! dhb & Yowza the NAACP had nothing to do with this.For the both of you call this #1-800-can't see or follow my name.It the NCAA!!
FYI

Atlanta, GA

#13 May 7, 2008
University of Grand Forks, ND was asked to change their name - the Souix - but they have refused so far because Ralph Engelstad (who built the Engelstad Arena, and who is dead) put it in his will or something that if they changed their name, the area was to be torn down... he had enough money to put leather seats in a hockey arena... he has enough money to tear it down!
sportsfan

Columbia, SC

#14 May 7, 2008
Until the Redskins (a racial slur, by the way) or the Braves change their name, this would be nothing more than an economic move to me. They picked on St. John's University back in the day, then Miami of Ohio, and now Newberry!

Don't hold your breath on Florida State ever changing their name anytime soon!

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#16 May 7, 2008
dhb wrote:
And there you go.. screw political correctness and screw the NAACP and other groups. If they can call us whites "honkey" and other racial slurs, then screw them all I say. If the "Indians" or "Native Americans" are offended by this.. then oh well, what are you gonna do? sue us? sue Newberry College. What a stupid country this is. People and groups of people are way too sensitive now a days and get their feelings hurt.. Boo Hoo Boo Hoo Boo Hoo!
Are you dyslexic? The story says the "NCAA," NOT "NAACP."

“Snowman, you got your ears on?”

Since: May 07

"Eastbound & Down"

#17 May 7, 2008
Stating the obvious wrote:
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Are you dyslexic? The story says the "NCAA," NOT "NAACP."
LoL
B Taylor

Columbia, SC

#18 May 7, 2008
This utterly ridiculous. What is possibly offensive about "Indians"? They should be thankful Newberry chose the use of the name Indian! What's next, will we be sued because our children have a certain name? This will continue as long as we let it continue. WHO WANTS TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT?
Mudsharkslayer

Columbia, SC

#19 May 7, 2008
Stating the obvious wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you dyslexic? The story says the "NCAA," NOT "NAACP."
That explains why he sees dog.
Help

Gilbert, SC

#20 May 7, 2008
TM GW wrote:
Wasn't ever a school anyway. Anyone with a pulse can get in. they hand out diplomas like it's their job. Third tier educational institution...
You are so wrong.

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Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#21 May 7, 2008
Mudsharkslayer wrote:
<quoted text>That explains why he sees dog.
LOL!

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