George Washington University Wants to Get Rid of Their “Offensive” Mascot

Wikimedia commons photo of a Hippo

According to Breitbart, two hundred George Washington University students have signed a petition to get rid of their “offensive” mascot (George Washington). They’d rather be called “hippos” or “revolutionaries” or “riverhorses.” No, this is not satire.

So, if they want to get rid of their “colonials” mascot, who is patterned after George Washington, what will they call their university then? Hippo U?

They believe the mascot portrays “colonialism,” which they say is offensive to foreign students.

take our poll - story continues below

Should Brett Kavanaugh withdraw over sexual misconduct allegations?

  • Should Brett Kavanaugh withdraw over sexual misconduct allegations?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Dem. Senator to American men: ‘Just shut up…do the right thing for a change’ — gets hammered by James Woods

The GW Hatchet, the school paper, reported,

“Sophomore Rachel Yakobashvili said she and two other students launched the first petition ever on the Student Association’s advocacy website GW Voice last week to encourage the University to consider new mascot options, like “Hippos,” “Revolutionaries” or “Riverhorses.”

More than 200 students have signed onto the petition as of Wednesday, and if the petition hits 500 signatures, SA leadership will be required to respond.

“It’s hard to have school pride when the thing that you have to be prideful for is so offensive,” Yakobashvili said.

She said she understands that it’s expensive to change all campus branding when making the switch, but said it’s necessary to make GW inclusive. She said the organizers haven’t heard any pushback from students who want the Colonial mascot to stay.”

If people constantly complain about things like mascots, flags, and names, this nation will never survive. George Washington was our first President. Many students and professors hate our current President so it’s no wonder they’d hate the first one too. If someone from a foreign country hates us for “colonialism,” then perhaps they should go somewhere else to school.

The name “Colonials” dates to 1926. George Washington University is a Colonial school that dates back to 1821, and was founded to honor the desire of our first President that the Nation’s capitol be a place of education. I’ts no longer “education” now it’s just activism.

“Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.” Benjamin Franklin

…Yeah I know, he was one of those “rich old white men” who founded our nation.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

Related:

If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so. And be sure to check out our Conservative Firing Line’s MeWe group.

So if you appreciate the kind of hard-hitting Conservative news you probably won’t see anywhere else, please visit our Patreon page here and become a patron, and be sure to spread the word.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.