There was a Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, and that was an opportunity for a couple of different EMUTalk.org-worthy events. The one that has perhaps generated the most comments on annarbor.com, “Group protests Eastern Michigan University’s use of Huron logo.” A quote:
As Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents met on the third floor of the Ypsilanti school’s administration building Tuesday, 25 to 30 people —several Native Americans among them— protested the school’s recent usage of its former Huron mascot.
The school incorporated the Huron logo, which it abandoned in 1991 for the current Eagles mascot, in new band uniforms it debuted last fall.
“I just don’t approve of my ancestors being used as a mascot,” said protester Jesse Rosas.
Added fellow protestor Karen Schaumann: “I saw generations of native students here assaulted and victimized work to remove that logo.”
We’ve talked about this whole American Indian logo many times before here, so I’ll just leave it at that. I still say if we had become the Emus, everyone would have been happy.