March 12, 2002

"Every Thang's Going To Be All White." : After failed attempts to persuade a local school to change its mascot, a group of American Indian Students in Colorado decided to offer a different perspective, naming its intramural hoops team "The Fighting Whities."

posted by rosey8810 to culture at 09:14 AM - 10 comments

The server appears to have crashed, but a Colorado newspaper has a longer story with a picture of the logo. I want one of these shirts. Go Whities!

posted by rcade at 10:16 AM on March 12, 2002

Heh, that's great. I love it. (said as a 'whitey'). Maybe they should have named themselves 'the colonizers' or something. just to push the caricature a little farther. Or maybe 'whiteskins'. [btw the greeley tribune site seems to be down too. here's another link to a story with a picture.]

posted by jnthnjng at 10:30 AM on March 12, 2002


posted by kirkaracha at 10:51 AM on March 12, 2002

I know its just an intramural team and all that, but surely they could have made a better logo.

posted by howa2396 at 01:20 PM on March 12, 2002

better schmetter. the 50's icon is perfect. the only improvement I can think of is if it was a pro team.

posted by garfield at 02:25 PM on March 12, 2002

"Fighting Honkeys" maybe might have been even better. Even that, though, probably wouldn't elicit anything but chuckles from white folks. I think we're supposed to be taking this seriously as a statement, but it's way too silly for that.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:22 PM on March 12, 2002

The 'Creeping Crackers' would have been nice.

posted by justgary at 07:07 PM on March 12, 2002

"Oppressive Occidentals"

posted by Samsonov14 at 08:51 PM on March 12, 2002

Yeah, but can they play ball? They're gonna look pretty silly if they lose alot.

posted by Wulfgar! at 03:17 PM on March 13, 2002

"Fighting whities" is not at all offensive, but perhaps if they called the team the "Lynching Whities" with a picture of a guy holding a noose, then that might be a problem.

posted by RGarraud at 10:20 PM on March 13, 2002

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