All Hail Chief Illiniwek!
This past week, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has decided to cease the appearance and dance of Chief Illiniwek at Illini sporting events. This Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the last time that Chief Illiniwek will dance. It will be a sad day and a day of mourning. I will be proudly wearing my Chief shirt with black under. I know that it will also be Ash Wednesday and worry not for I will be preparing myself for the Lenten season. However, I will also HONOR Chief Illiniwek.
Chief Illiniwek, you will be greatl missed.
As for the University of Illinois…you can eat my shorts! Hell if you’re going to get ANY of my money now. Chief Illiniwek FOREVER!!!!
DISCLAIMER: Just so you know, I took MANY courses that have dealt with the issue of Chief Illiniwek. I have listened and read a lot about both sides of the issue. After over 5 courses, I concluded that Chief Illiniwek is NOT offensive. Charlene Teters started this contraversy because her childern were “ashamed” of Chief Illiniwek. HOWEVER, she admits it on one of the videos (which was anti-chief) I watched on SOC 249, that she had no affliation or pride to her tribe. And yet, she had the nerve to come up with Native American pride when she does not have pride for her own ethnicity. Is that bullshit or what?