Racist Campus Mascot…not okay

Posted on November 16, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Illinois has already officially retired Chief Illiniwek. The issue at hand is, what now? Students for a United Illinois have created a petition on Change.org to tell university leaders to unite the community. Join their fight to heal racial tensions on campus and put the Chief’s ghost to rest.

YouTube video of the former mascot’s performance shows a costumed gymnast jumping, dancing and leading Illinois fans in a crossed-arm greeting. It’s a performance that many groups, including theNational Congress of American Indians, have decried as offensive, caricatured and misleading.



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