Monday, September 19, 2011

Wisconsin orders high school to change Indians nickname

This kind of crap is happening on a weekly basis and it's ridiculous. I'm Belgian by decent and would be thrilled to have a high school have the "Fightin Belgians" as a nickname. Unfortunately us Belgies are second only to France in our propensity to aquiesce.
Wisconsin education officials have ordered a high school to change its sports nickname from the Indians.

An alumnus of Berlin High School north of Milwaukee complained to the state Department of Public Instruction about the use of the nickname. That opened the door to the state ordering the school to change it.

DPI found the nickname is race-based and held a hearing in August. School officials argued that the nickname was not race-based, but the state has denied the school's appeal.

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