George Washington U Kills ‘Colonials’ Mascot After Students Offended

Comment by Jim Campbell

August 29th, 2019

Seriously in this day and age, would we expect much less?

There was a time when kids went to school to get an education.

Sadly this is no longer the case.

The university is turning out lemmings and sheep.

The students there claim they are not proud to be Americans?

Send the little fools to Moscow or Tehran and see if that influences their critical thinking skills.

George Washington University Colonials Mascot
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Breitbart News Service

Tom Ciccotta

Aug, 29 2019

George Washington University has quietly begun removing references to its “Colonials” mascot after students argued earlier this year that the mascot represents “oppression.”

According to a report by the Young America’s Foundation, George Washington University has been slowly removing references to its popular “Colonials” mascot. Breitbart News reported in February that students at the university started a petition which argued that the “Colonials” mascot has a problematic “connection to colonization” and “systematic oppression.”

Perhaps if the individual holding the microphone asked the follow-up question and asked that the back it with facts and not feelings we would have seen lots of deer in the headlights.

The petition, which received over 500 student signatures, argued that the “Colonials” mascot is “extremely offensive.”

“We, as students of the George Washington University, believe it is of great exigence that the University changes its official mascot,” the petition read,

“The use of ‘Colonials,’ no matter how innocent the intention, is received as extremely offensive by not only students of the University, but the nation and world at large.”

“The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” the petition added, “Alternative nickname recommendations are ‘Hippos,’ ‘Revolutionaries,’ or ‘Riverhorses.’

Breitbart News reported in April that a majority of students participated in a referendum at George Washington University voted to end the use of the “Colonials” mascot.

Of the 5,000 students that voted in the referendum, 54 percent voted against the continued use of the mascot.

The university initially took no action on the vote, as late as two months after the petition the university still had “no comment” on the student’s demands.

Now, George Washington University has slowly started its process of removing the mascot from campus. In one example, the student center for registration and financial services was renamed from “Colonial Central” to “Student Services Hub.

A student organization that encourages students to attend university athletic events recently changed its name from “Colonial Army” to “George’s Army.” However, the organization claims that the recent referendum did not influence their decision to change the name.

Additionally, the student group “Colonial Army,” which draws students to attend sporting events for the school, rebranded itself “George’s Army.”

The group claims the name change had nothing to do with the recent referendum and the movement to remove the colonial name from GW’s campus, and according to the Hatchet, hoped it would “remedy the group’s declining participation at basketball games.”

In a recent video by Campus Reform, George Washington University students claimed they are not proud to be American.

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8 Responses to George Washington U Kills ‘Colonials’ Mascot After Students Offended

  1. They need to change their mascot to STUPID JACKASSES! Snowflakes have no idea how much they have YET TO LEARN!

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    • JCscuba says:

      Their time would be better spent if they could hack it in the military and then go to school when the grow up. Big IF

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      • JCscuba says:

        With few exceptions, those who find themselves in this situation would be better off going into the military if they could hack it or not. Failure is a great equalizer

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  2. Dave the Differentiator says:

    I wonder if some more facts are available.
    How big is the student body? How long has the University been in existence?
    What was the ethnic composition of the protestors? Religious beliefs of the protestors?
    What was the status of the protestors? Age of the protestors? Is the University public or private?
    Were the protestors citizens of America? What was the sexual orientation of the protestors?
    This incident sounds like a “The name hurt my feelings!” type of incident.

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  3. Stupid Stupid Stupid! They are stupid!

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  4. JAFC says:

    Once the dust of history settles, the current crop of American youth activists will be known as The Lost Generation.

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