Playing The Race Card
Wait. Toilet paper is white. Isn't that racist too?
(Breitbart) - A group of students at Louisiana State University is now demanding that the school eliminate its 122-year-old tiger mascot, because the animal represents “white privilege” and “racism.”
A change.org petition, entitled “Change the Racist Mascot of LSU!,” demands that the school take action to dump the tiger mascot because it was named “during the height of Jim Crow South.”
LSU named the tiger as its mascot back in 1895, taking the symbol from one of the state’s hardest fighting civil war battalions known as the “Louisiana Tigers.”
“Louisiana State University named their mascot the Tigers, and they named it during the height of Jim Crow South. This was a time when black men feared for their lives, and were treated as sub human,” the petition reads. “This symbol is the most prevalent Confederate symbol in the United States.”
“These powerful white males choose the Tiger as a symbol to honor a Confederate regiment called Louisiana’s Tigers,” the petition continues. “They were known for their propensity for violence on and off the battlefield. They were just as violent to the black slaves they owned, and later even more violent once those slaves were set free.”
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