Thursday, February 22, 2007
Deuce's Last Dance
If you are one of the white boys who dressed up as the fan-beloved mock-Indian, NPR wants to talk to you! As they did a few days ago, this morning, in one of the hourly news round-ups, NPR completely ignored the anti-racist activists who have been fighting for the removal of the UI mascot and against the stereotyping of Indians at the UI for years and instead covered the "chief" controversy at the UI by talking to the white boy who dresses up as "Chief Illiniwek." Last night was the last official dance of this faux-Indian mascot, and all NPR can do is talk to the white boy who was known as "Deuce" and "Ass" before he became the latest "dramatic and dignified" mascot performer for the UI.