The list of things that offend some of today’s college students is reaching a level that would be laughable, if it wasn’t so outright unpatriotic.
Students at George Washington University, named for the founding American president, have voted in their student elections to have the schools mascot removed.
George the Colonial, has been a mascot for the University since 1926 and is considered to be a nod to President George Washington for which the university was also chartered in 1821.
Yet 54 percent of the GW students who voted deemed the mascot inappropriate. They claim the word “Colonial” embodies a history of oppression.
One student described the mascot as “a little white supremacisty.” While another complained that “the word colonial invokes an image of white men coming to take people’s land.”
Yet Abigal Marone of Campus Reform pointed out on Fox News that, “what’s missing in this debate is any sort of common sense whatsoever.”
She explained that “there’s a huge difference between a colonial, which is our mascot, and anyone who lived during colonial times, and colonialism, which is what students are saying this mascot is representative of, which is not the case at all.”
The small number of students that voted in these elections do not have the power to remove the mascot however, and it is unlikely that school officials will be retiring George the Colonial anytime soon.