‘Interesting’ Racism

'Interesting' Racism

So my dad has told me about this team for a while now (11 years they have been around). So this is a real team and they are an intramural basketball team formed at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 and named in response to the Native American mascot controversy. No one cared until they started doing good and more people started hearing their name but, they did good with their publicity.

The team added the phrase “Fighting the use of Native American stereotypes” to its merchandise to discourage the shirts from being worn by white supremacists, and arranged for CafePress.com to handle manufacturing and sales of the clothing. The team sold enough shirts that they were eventually able to endow a sizeable scholarship fund for Native American students at Northern Colorado. In 2003, the team donated $100,000 to the University of Northern Colorado’s UNC Foundation, which included $79,000 designated for the “Fightin’ Whites Minority Scholarship”

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