A Massachusetts college has become the latest institution to succumb to the pressure of those whose radical exercise in cultural cleansing has put the very future of the republic in danger.
It was announced that Worcester-based Holy Cross College would be eliminating their longtime mascot of a knight because social justice whiners claimed that it was offensive to Muslims.
DT reported on this developing story last year while the outcome was still in doubt:
The fear of being accused of being insensitive by the cultural cleansers of the left is leading a Catholic college to eliminate their longtime mascot out of fear that they will be accused of it being offensive.
Worcester-based Holy Cross University which has been in existence since 1843 is ready to ditch the crusader and change the nicknames of sports teams because some Muslims may get the idea that the helmeted mascot represents an endorsement of a Christian holy war being waged against them (translation: we hate Trump) by the western world.
It’s the height of idiocy and yet another example of how the cancer of political correctness has been metastasizing throughout our society like a terrible totalitarian monster that devours everything in its path.
This week, it became official and the college has caved.
— Telegram & Gazette (@telegramdotcom) March 16, 2018
Via The Worcester Telegram & Gazette “Holy Cross to dump knight mascot, keep Crusaders name”:
A month after college leadership decided to keep the college’s “Crusader” nickname, Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs announced in a message this week the school will drop its knight mascot.
In a letter to alumni, students, faculty and staff, the Rev. Boroughs said the Crusader knight, which adorns much of the college’s paraphernalia, “inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades.”
“This imagery stands in contrast to our stated values,” he said. “Over the coming months, the college will gradually phase out the use of all knight-related imagery.”
In its place, Holy Cross will adopt an interlocking HC on a purple shield as its primary logo. The college will also retire its costumed knight mascot, according to the president.
“I understand these decisions will be a disappointment to some of you but I trust our community’s support for Holy Cross and for our athletic teams will continue unwaveringly,” Rev. Boroughs said.
The phase-out of the knight mascot is the latest chapter in the college’s internal debate over its controversial nickname. Earlier this year, the student newspaper decided to change its name from the Crusader to the Spire; last fall, college leadership embarked on a campaign to reassess the Crusader name for the entire school as well.
The Crusader nickname will stay – for now – but there is nothing that emboldens bullies more than a sense of weakness which is exactly what Holy Cross has shown.