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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 2 weeks ago #347977

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Frank61 wrote: Political Correctness is killing us, one day at a time...


It’s a red herring. They are changing the name because they are combining their two programs into one and want a rebranding and fresh start. LIU Post (previously CW Post) as the pioneers has had some successful programs while LIU Brooklyn (preciously just LIU) as the Blackbirds has its own traditions. Instead of choosing one they decided to piss off alumni from both with the rebranding. If it was just racial objections, it would have been the first thing mentioned not just a throwaway line and they could have went with the Pioneers.

While “Political Correctness” can go overboard, it has removed some words and things that were definitely derogatory and demeaning.
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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 2 weeks ago #347984

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This stuff makes a mockery of real racism. What a stupid world we're living in. People are literally inventing fake issues just so they can "solve" them and then pat themselves on the back. 2019 is an odd time.
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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 2 weeks ago #347986

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SJU85 wrote:

Frank61 wrote: Political Correctness is killing us, one day at a time...


It’s a red herring. They are changing the name because they are combining their two programs into one and want a rebranding and fresh start. LIU Post (previously CW Post) as the pioneers has had some successful programs while LIU Brooklyn (preciously just LIU) as the Blackbirds has its own traditions. Instead of choosing one they decided to piss off alumni from both with the rebranding. If it was just racial objections, it would have been the first thing mentioned not just a throwaway line and they could have went with the Pioneers.

While “Political Correctness” can go overboard, it has removed some words and things that were definitely derogatory and demeaning.

Thank you for actually reading (and comprehending) the article.
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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 2 weeks ago #347988

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Porgyman wrote:

SJU85 wrote:

Frank61 wrote: Political Correctness is killing us, one day at a time...


It’s a red herring. They are changing the name because they are combining their two programs into one and want a rebranding and fresh start. LIU Post (previously CW Post) as the pioneers has had some successful programs while LIU Brooklyn (preciously just LIU) as the Blackbirds has its own traditions. Instead of choosing one they decided to piss off alumni from both with the rebranding. If it was just racial objections, it would have been the first thing mentioned not just a throwaway line and they could have went with the Pioneers.

While “Political Correctness” can go overboard, it has removed some words and things that were definitely derogatory and demeaning.

Thank you for actually reading (and comprehending) the article.


While they said it's a combination of merging plus PC culture, the fact that this is seen as offensive by anyone is just ridiculous. We must come out against asinine accusations, otherwise there's no limit anymore. There has to be that point where we admit things have gone too far, or you've opened Pandora's box. If you allow these ridiculous PC standards to be set without contesting them, you may very well be the next victim of it even with the best intentions. That's what those who virtue signal don't seem to understand...they think they will be spared because of it, but they then become the next on the chopping block. Pretty soon there will be "thought crimes" and you won't even need proof.
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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 2 weeks ago #347990

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sjc88 wrote: As the song said Bye, Bye Blackbirds.

I remember we lost to LIU at Alumni Hall. Richie Parker who had been accused of sexual assault or something like that beat us. Ugh.


It was more than just accused.


Yeah I just don't remember the details. Not a high point for LIU basketball.

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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 1 week ago #349279

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Sharks is the new name....

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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 1 week ago #349298

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I hope nobody was paid to come up with this.
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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 6 days ago #349309

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Moose wrote: I hope nobody was paid to come up with this.


Agreed, also heard the estate of Arthur Laurents is considering a lawsuit.

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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 6 days ago #349324

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RedStormNC wrote: Sharks is the new name....

Nay.

This is offensive to sharks.

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LIU - Goodbye to Blackbirds 2 months 6 days ago #349332

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I'm offended as someone who identifies as a great white shark. This suggests that we are more aggressive and violent which is not the case at all. If this response offends anyone then I will no longer identify as a shark and will go back to being human because I'm fluid.

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