January 27, 2006
Give it a rest...
Crap about the Michigamua is back in the Daily and around on the web. This is rediculous!
I liken the enemies of the Michigamua to this:
There are people who protest the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Braves because of their Native-American mascots. Fine, this is like the people who protested the old Michigamua. If the Redskins, Braves, and Indians made these mascots more empowering, not as sterotypical, and less cartoon-like, then these teams have improved their image and themselves. Well, this is what the Michigamua has done, but they still have their protestors and enemies.
Michigamua is elitest, this is true, but it has worked hard to clean up its image. There are female memebers, there are members from diversity groups, and the group no longer uses Native-American artifacts in inappropriate ways. The group is now, truly, the leaders and best of U of M. With respect to my University of Michigan, I am not proud of this group's past, but I am proud of its current change and excited for its future.
Michigamua haters, give it a rest.
Posted by mldarby at January 27, 2006 03:36 PM