California State University, Long Beach is set to send Prospector Pete, the school’s mascot off into the sunset, retiring it forever. The reason why?
You can probably already guess it. It’s because of inclusivity. Yes, that’s right. Snowflakes aren’t too happy with Prospector Pete claiming it’s an offensive and non-inclusive mascot.
Political correctness is, once again, destroying things.
The school opted to replace the mascot after the university’s student group voted to retire the mascot and its corresponding statue. According to the student group, Prospector Pete “represents a time of genocide against indigenous people during the Gold Rush.”
The group first voted on the issue back in May and subsequently formed a committee on how to proceed without Prospector Pete.
In May, school spokesperson Jeff Bliss told KCBS-TV that the school wanted to examine its options, since the campus is on land previously occupied by indigenous people.
“We want to do something that gives a more comprehensive look at us as a campus and the land we’re on,” Bliss said.
CSULB President Jane Close Conoley issued a statement on the move, noting that inclusivity is a “core value” of the educational institution.
A statue of Prospector Pete is going to be moved from the campus quad to the new alumni center. A new mascot for the school has not yet been chosen.
Here’s what the school shared about the move on Twitter:
The school shared an update about the move on Twitter: “Preserving our history, and evolving our traditions to reflect what our campus is today and what it will be in the future. Prospector Pete will be retired as our mascot. #NewEra #GoBeach.”
Preserving our history, and evolving our traditions to reflect what our campus is today and what it will be in the future. Prospector Pete will be retired as our mascot. #NewEra #GoBeach
For more: https://t.co/cULIIFrsWD pic.twitter.com/yVCeoQRsM0
— CSULB (@CSULB) September 20, 2018
Isn’t it tragic how much political correctness is destroying our nation’s heritage? People are losing their minds, becoming incensed and angry over the stupidest things.
These same kids will one day be running the country. Heaven help us.
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