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Critics Claim New UVA Athletic Logo ‘Disregards’ Injustice of Slavery

Critics Claim New UVA Athletic Logo ‘Disregards’ Injustice of Slavery

“I felt as if they were attempting to ‘glorify’ past University wrongdoings”

The social justice warrior crowd can find a problem with anything, can’t they?

The College Fix reports:

U. Virginia under fire for new athletic logo: ‘disregards’ injustice of slavery

The University of Virginia athletics department is facing controversy over the look of one of its new logos.

It seems the “V-sabre” design is insensitive to the university’s history of slavery as “the grip of the sabres […] mimics the design of the serpentine walls” found on campus.

According to The Cavalier Daily, those walls originally were built to hide working slaves and to “muffle the sounds of their daily life.”

UVA students and professors aren’t happy with the logo, claiming it “disregards history” and “uses it for promotional branding.”

Student Lauren Cochran said the walls “contribute to the historically non-inclusive environment” and are “a physical symbol of injustice.” She finds it “repugnant” that the V-sabre design got approved.

“I felt as if they were attempting to ‘glorify’ past University wrongdoings,” she said. “For many, this wall evokes stringent feelings of emotional distress and pain.”

Media Studies Professor Meredith Clark ripped the logo on Twitter, writing “Every single day, Black students, staff, faculty, and community members walk by those walls, the bricks with our enslaved ancestors’ fingerprints in them, and the statutes of Mr. Jefferson, and try to reconcile who we are with who (or what ?) he thought us to be.”

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ConserveLiberty | May 1, 2020 at 11:18 am

How in creation do French Loyalist Sabres represent the serpentine walls separating the garden areas of student rooms on The Lawn and The Range? And how do walls built in the early 19th C. offend privileged students and professors in the early 21st C.? These people clearly are deranged and consumed by their own self-loathing and hate.

Until we provide consequences for being such a stupendously ignorant ass, we will continue to suffer their bleating. Both students and professors who have time to whine about such trivialities should be turned out so as not to taint the instruction of actually open minds.

(I am surprised the Social Justice Zealot feminists haven’t complained about the name of the school being insensitive to experienced sex workers.)

    JusticeDelivered in reply to GWB. | May 3, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Stocks on campus, one week, food and water, nothing from the waist down, them standing in their own excrement. Rotten veggies and fruit on hand.

One wonders why such students would even endeavor to attend UVA……
unless their goal is take it down.

The Friendly Grizzly | May 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Don’t like the logo? Attend another college.

Check out the secondary logos, which don’t appear to have any racist elements but are just plain ugly.

If “every single day” is so bad for black students surely there are alternative institutions?

    Barry Soetoro in reply to randian. | May 2, 2020 at 4:06 am

    In the Sub-Sahara, where one interestingly finds virtually no African-Americans escaping back to their ancestral homeland to avoid the terrible treatment they get here.

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