Abusive and Hostile

William and Mary logo deemed "abusive and hostile" by the NCAA:

[old logo]

New William and Mary logo shorn of abuse and hostility:

[new logo]

I suppose the NCAA deserves thanks for ushering in a new era of racial/ethnic peace and harmony, which is due to start real soon now, thanks to the absence of those feathers. (Previously, the NCAA had demanded that W&M's "Tribe" nickname also be flushed down the memory hole; after appeal, the NCAA relented on "Tribe" but demanded those feathers be scalped from the logo.)

Meanwhile, however, abuse and hostility continues against my own ethnic group, both at the professional level (here) and—most outrageously—at college level, most with the implicit complicity of the NCAA (here, here, here, here, here (particularly offensive), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

I'm outraged. (Via Phi Beta Cons. Previous Pun Salad comments on the issue here and here.)

Last Modified 2009-03-07 7:23 AM EST