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Virginia college may nix wasp
mascot, fearing tie to 'White
Anglo-Saxon Protestants'

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/2/2020 2:08:24 PM

Emory & Henry College in Virginia has announced to students the school will re-examine its wasp mascot. Why? The bug may appear “exclusive” to students who are not White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or “WASPs.” While a public outcry over racism continues around the nation, the college is already concerned that its two historical namesakes—Methodist Episcopal Church bishop John Emory and founding father Patrick Henry—were slave holders. The school mascot has also come under scrutiny. “Conversations must examine how Emory & Henry’s past has contributed to current and ongoing systemic oppression,” said Dr. John Wells, president of Emory & Henry College, according to the

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Anything that even alludes to the white people who built this nation must be destroyed because they did not see things through the eyes of the Marxist sociology professors who define our culture. On the other hand, it's laudable when institutions proudly self-identify as "historically bLACK colleges and universities," and whose students wear shirts with mottos such as, "The bLACKer the college, the sweeter the knowledge." How much more absurd can this foolish nation get during our Great Leap Forward?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 7/2/2020 2:13:46 PM (No. 464590)
Are these people dropping acid?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 7/2/2020 2:16:11 PM (No. 464592)
Stupider and stupider.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 7/2/2020 2:20:43 PM (No. 464598)
Never heard of it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/2/2020 2:25:53 PM (No. 464609)
“Conversations must examine how Emory & Henry’s past has contributed to current and ongoing systemic oppression,” Let's talk. Well, you hired liberals to run the place. Fire them all. Problem solved.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 100percentTexan 7/2/2020 2:29:00 PM (No. 464613)
behind a paywall
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 7/2/2020 2:37:05 PM (No. 464621)
Let me see if I have this right: The FOUNDERS of the college were SLAVE HOLDERS, so we make things right by changing the name of the MASCOT?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sanspeur 7/2/2020 2:42:41 PM (No. 464627)
heck . abolish all edumacating schools , colleges , universities .churches, everything and set up nothing . let the void begin .start over . Take away the professoriat teachers & their unions . hell abolish gov’t nothing .bring back the locusts and let’s all stay home . no body can react cause there will b nothing to react to .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/2/2020 2:54:22 PM (No. 464635)
Virginia was the capital of the Confederacy. When can the 'woke' crowd start burning down the whole state?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD 7/2/2020 2:59:33 PM (No. 464642)
They are jumping the shark.... idiots
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/2/2020 3:08:28 PM (No. 464648)
Just when I think it can't get any stupider, someone says "hold my beer"
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NHChemist 7/2/2020 3:12:14 PM (No. 464652)
Univ of CA, Santa Cruz has the banana slug as a mascot. These idiots should just adopt the common slug as its mascot. It eats carrion and is cannibalistic. It will drown itself for a drink of beer and are preyed upon by virtually all other groups. Perfect analogy for today's snowflake college students
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 7/2/2020 3:16:56 PM (No. 464655)
This is nothing. Up at Boston U (Chiquita Khrushchev's alma mater) the school mascot's name - Rhett - is about to go away. Folklore has it that someone once associated the school's color (scarlet) with Rhett Butler's romantic interest in the now-forbidden movie and the name soon stuck. How's that for an incredible leap?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: columba 7/2/2020 3:28:20 PM (No. 464659)
But but but -- what about the Orthodox?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 7/2/2020 3:32:49 PM (No. 464663)
Oh pulllleeeseee...give me a break....this crapola is going way overboard...a local school district is 'feeling around' to see if they can change the school name from 'Redskins' because some jerkwad wants it done...I say ENOUGH...no more name changes, no more statues coming down...get a life, suck it up get a job and move along...no one wants to hear you whine about names or statues..LEAVE OUR HISTORY alone....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: droopydog 7/2/2020 3:38:44 PM (No. 464667)
As an art form, parody has officially been declared dead.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: edgar 7/2/2020 3:40:32 PM (No. 464669)
Geez, time to close the school. How do you wash the cooties of these transgressions from the Virginia landscape?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/2/2020 3:40:53 PM (No. 464671)
Well that will definitely end racism in America. /s These little meaningless changes are PR to make them look woke in the fawning lapdog press. These college ninnies also think this is "protection money"from the mob. The mob don't care. The mob wants whatever they are told to want. "Liberals get the bullet too."
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Reply 18 - Posted by: web 7/2/2020 3:52:16 PM (No. 464683)
And what's wrong with being a White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant? America was founded by WASPS, and nearly everything we enjoy in our modern life was invented and produced by WASPS. Just because they were "slave-owners" doesn't necessarily condemn them as being bad people, either. We shouldn't judge earlier generations by the standards of today... and today's so-called "standards" enforced by the left are ridiculous, ignorant and stupid. If you were a wealthy WASP in the 1700s and saw a black family on the slave auction block about to be separated for life, your compassion might move you to buy the whole family. You then become a "slave-owner," but they become part of your family. What are you supposed to do? Free them and send them out on the street, with no money, no education, and no means to support themselves? (as was done after the Civil War, sending many thousands of blacks out on the roads to fend for themselves.)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Namma 7/2/2020 3:58:31 PM (No. 464698)
But any reference to devil is allowed. Like the school whose mascot is the blue devils. That’s fine. No problem. Or the Red Devils. That’s ok. This is getting more stupid everyday. What gets me is how people cave to this crap. Why. Are we afraid to stand up and say no? WASP. Really. it’s just A BUG. I am offended that people give into this none sense.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 7/2/2020 4:11:33 PM (No. 464714)
Q: why did the bee wear a yarmulke? A: because he didn’t want to be mistaken for a WASP
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Reply 21 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 7/2/2020 4:15:43 PM (No. 464717)
More proof that the U.S. is NOT suffering from "systemic racism," but rather from systemic LIBERALISM, a severe form of mental disease.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Safari Man 7/2/2020 4:27:36 PM (No. 464724)
The could change to the BEARS? Black East-African Reparation Seekers
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/2/2020 4:29:53 PM (No. 464727)
So racism against wasps ? Wasps lives matter.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: CallMeHank 7/2/2020 4:36:24 PM (No. 464732)
Wore an Emory & Henry Wasp t-shirt as a kid, there were so many E&H grads in my family. (Obviously the mascot greatly predates any usage of the "wasp" as an acronym.) Emory & Henry has many generations of grads who went way out of their way to do the right thing, and especially on questions of race, including with scholarships at E&H. Dr. Wells should get to know their deeds rather than insulting them. In fact, Dr. Wells should get to know the deep faith, good works, and lovingkindness of Bishop Emory and Patrick Henry. I'm sure that neither Dr. Wells nor I can hold a candle to those saints. We citizens of the U.S. owe our religious freedom to the brave and determined work of Patrick Henry on behalf of persecuted Baptists and others, and his rationale for religious freedom which became one of our cornerstones as a nation. And yes, I take personal interest in it because I am named after him, indirectly, through two successive ancestral relatives, one of whom bequeathed his estate to E&H many years ago.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: sciteach 7/2/2020 4:47:12 PM (No. 464743)
How about a snake in the grass instead?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: billsv 7/2/2020 4:53:26 PM (No. 464747)
My DNA results show I am more Neanderthal than 75% of those tested. They all better look out as they all may descend from back then, White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc, And all of you had to have had slaves in your past as slavery has existed in the past as far back as you can discover history, Get over it!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: cor-vet 7/2/2020 5:31:24 PM (No. 464773)
It's no surprise that todays colleges are turning out such ignorant graduates, when the people running the colleges are this stupid and ignorant. When all the colleges are gone, and all the college educated SJW elites are starving, cold and living in caves, those poor, non college (un-educated?) farmers, electricians, oil field workers, plumbers, etc.,etc., etc. are going to rule. Many of them are hunters and also know how to keep the little jerk-wads from taking their possessions. Those gender studies and psychology and journalism and other worthless degrees won't put food on the table, and the dis-banded police won't be there to protect them. It's going to get interesting.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: volksford 7/2/2020 6:25:25 PM (No. 464816)
These days Psychiatrists should be making a killing. Only problem is these eight balls think they are sane and we are crazy.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Right Time 7/2/2020 7:16:33 PM (No. 464856)
Oh, PUH-LEAZE! WASPS--White Anglo-Saxon Protestants--are on the Endangered Species List and soon to be extinct. How about naming your mascot "The Wokes" and dress up a white man in chains and wheel him out in a cage
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Reply 30 - Posted by: SALady 7/2/2020 7:44:23 PM (No. 464870)
Of course, they need to replace the Wasp with a lesbian, albino, LGBTXYZNQR, bull dyke with a green mohawk. Oh wait, isn't that already the mayor of Chicago? Never mind...
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Reply 31 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/2/2020 8:00:44 PM (No. 464889)
call the mascot a hornet, and be done with the problem.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Goose 7/3/2020 6:45:41 AM (No. 465175)
Changes the mascot to Cockroaches.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/3/2020 7:54:37 AM (No. 465249)
WASP is a negative stereotype/handle for talking about white people. Could someone tell them that noses are racist and suggest they cut theirs off?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: formerNYer 7/3/2020 8:35:49 PM (No. 466133)
I know the Methodists in my time were ready to rip down statues.
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