Fox News- Officials at the University of Denver announced they won’t reinstate “Denver Boone,” who was retired in 1998 as mascot for the UD Pioneers, despite calls to bring him back. Boone originally had been replaced by a red-tailed hawk named “Ruckus” but the bird never soared high with the student body and was scrapped in 2007, leaving the school without a mascot. Fast forward and the school decided to put together a committee last spring to determine the new mascot, but Boone was not even considered. “Boone was a polarizing figure that did not reflect the growing diversity of the UD community, but rather was an image that many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to as defining the pioneering spirit,” Chancellor Robert Coombe said in a March letter to the school community. University officials also claim that Boone was not up for consideration because of a consensus by the student body that it wanted an entirely new mascot — despite numerous Facebook postings to the contrary. “It was really about moving forward,” Theresa Mueller, a spokeswoman for the University of Denver, told FoxNews.com. “The students wanted a new mascot and didn’t want to look towards the past.”
So what, is being offended by Indian mascots not enough anymore? Are we really expanding the criteria to include anyone who has ever hurt someone else’s feelings, or is Daniel Boone just a special case because one of his accessories has “coon” in the name?
Maybe while they’re at it Denver should rename the Avalanche because people have died in those or the Broncos because that’s what paralyzed Christopher Reeve. Might as well get rid of Casa Bonita while they’re at it because when I went there last weekend as a white person I actually found a way to be offended for Mexicans for I think the first time ever.
I’ve read a lot of incredibly idiotic PC shit during my time on Barstool but “many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to” might take the fucking cake. First off, you can add all of those up and they’re probably still the minority. But most importantly your gender, race or country of origin have nothing to do with being able to relate to someone who wrestled bears and had rattlesnakes suck his dick for fun. Daniel Boone is America and the University of Denver is basically terrorism personified.