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Editorial: Stop 'pussyfooting' on Chief Illiniwek
Monday, November 17, 2003

Like it or not, the Chief Illiniwek at the University of Illinois is here to stay, The Bloomington Pantagraph says in an editorial.

The paper says anti-chief protesters have lost the battle. "What they see as a mascot demeaning the American Indian, especially the Illini tribe that once inhabited Illinois, is seen by pro-Chief people as a revered symbol of national pride at the university for 77 years," the paper says.

Last week, the university trustees were being asked to vote on retiring the mascot. But the motion was withdrawn by the board member who offered it.

Get the Story:
Editorial: 'Illiniwek is staying' has to be trustees' directive (The Bloomington Pantagraph 11/17)
Eric Zorn: A fine line can separate school mascot from slur (The Chicago Tribune 11/15)
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Room erupts in groans as U of I puts off Chief Illiniwek vote (The St. Louis Dispatch 11/13)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Anti-Chief Site - http://www.prairienet.org/prc/prcanti.html

Related Stories:
Commentary: Don't get rid of Chief Illiniwek (11/13)
'Chief' school opens Native American House (02/07)
Ill. mascot foes awarded $5,000 (07/23)
Ex-school official faces suit in mascot case (5/29)
Students vote to retire Illiniwek (5/3)
Retain or retire, but no apology for 'Chief' (3/14)
Chief Illiniwek report released (3/13)
Editorial: Rethink mascot opposition (3/7)
Illiniwek foes win round in court (4/6)
Church gives money to Chief Illiniwek foes (2/8)

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