The NCAA and Racial Profiling

July 29, 2009
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Ladies and Gentlemen –

With all the talk recently in the news about racial profiling,
It occurred to me that the NCAA has done just that recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I know it’s painful my friends but we simply must address it.
I am sure we will all find this a “teachable moment…”
So please read on…

First a little background….
Chattanooga Tennessee is located on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River.
The major university in that city…
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located in the city near the bend in the river called “Moccasin Bend”. It has been called that since time began.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s mascot “was” the Moccasins, as in Moccasin Snakes or Moccasin Bend.
But the folks at the NCAA saw it differently….
A “moccasin” is a shoe or footwear known to be worn by Native Americans and thusly any reference to that article of clothing or outerwear construes disrespect to our Native Americans.

So the university was “forced” to change their mascot to the Moc’s and have a Mockingbird as the schools mascot.
Interesting wouldn’t you say?

Enclosed is a picture of the horrible raciest creature…
I can only pray that none you fine readers have such racist filth in your closets…
MOC

So if I understand this correctly….
You can “Racially Profile” someone by their footwear?
A shoe is racist?

If I go barefooted to work will that identify me as an Appalachian – American?

Can I still wear my black oxfords to work or am I even “allowed” too?

It’s time to think about changing your mascot Nebraska fans before someone in Indianapolis says the Indians “invented” maze and forces you to change your nickname from the Corn Huskers to the Peanut Benders.

Well that wouldn’t work either would it?
You would have the folks at Skippy and the descendents of George W. Carver on your butt like white on Wonder Bread.

If you think this is stupid….
It’s not nearly as stupid as the idiots at the NCAA determining that a reference to a damn “shoe” constitutes racism.

Enough is enough….

The time to secede from the NCAA is Now…..
Come on Southeastern Conference…
Big 12…..
Atlantic Coast Conference….

Coach Bobby can I get an Amen?

Your College Football Preseason Extravaganza will be out Friday….

RTR
MEB

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8 Responses to The NCAA and Racial Profiling

  1. Mike on July 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I wish someone whom is confronted by organizations such as or like the NCAA would have the “BALL” and tell them to go “#[email protected]% THEM SELVES”

  2. MEB on July 29, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Well Put sir….
    Well put

    RTR
    MEB

  3. Hank in Qatar on July 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Sir,why didn’t they just change their symbol from a shoe to a snake? THEN THEY COULDA GONE UP TO INDIANAPOLIS AND BIT THAT [email protected]# MILES BRAND ON THE BUTT AND WOMPED HIM A GOOD UN OVER THE HEAD WITH A COKE BOTTLE.

  4. MEB on July 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    That sir is an idea I can support….
    Thanks Hank

    RTR
    MEB

  5. Z on July 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Mr Wizard

    The renaming the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s mascot the Moc’s and having a Mockingbird as the school’s mascot is also politically incorrect, didn’t indigenous Americans ware feathers?

    Z

  6. MEB on July 30, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Thank you Z for catching this horrible oversight….
    I will contact the University and have them change this at once before someone elses feelings get hurt….

    I just hope we aren’t too late

    RTR
    MEB

  7. Kaye Joiner on July 30, 2009 at 10:41 am

    It is so CRAZY…..I just WISH some university would have a mascot called “The Kayes” I’d be honored……would the NCAA accept that?

  8. Allyn on July 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    As always, you make me smile! “Teachable moment”–how fantastic is that?

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