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1 hour ago, rebelcuff said:

I am talking about how ridiculous it is to be so PC. How is it racist?

I think it’s ridiculous, but i love seeing bad PR for unlv :D

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🎶 Ne, ne - ne, ne, ne - ne, ne, bleep in’ in’ on!  On, on, on - on, on, on - on, on, on! 🎶

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18 hours ago, Bob said:

UNLV Prostitutes

LOL 

Either that, or rename the cheerleaders to the Las Vegas Call Girls.  

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13 hours ago, Koji Vu said:

(Card) Sharks

Vipers


 

 

 

I like the desert themed mascots - vipers, scorpions, etc.

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58 minutes ago, Nickp1991 said:

UNLV better change its name to the Sharks

Mud sharks?

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I think there's a slight chance to keep the Rebels name, but it will have to be rebranded so distinctly and thoroughly away from any confederate or southern meaning that it becomes anti-confederate. Like Rosa Parks was the definition of a Rebel, was she not? I'm not suggesting the mascot be Rosa Parks but you get my drift. 

@youngrebelfan40

Can you think of any name or image associated with a rebellious group of civil rights leaders or black military civil war units, beside the black panthers (I don't think that would fly, lol) etc.

 

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There isn't a need to change the name. We already went through this in 2015 and UNLV's diversity director already stated in that 60 page report there was no tie to racism. It doesn't need to be rebranded. If people actually looked at the origins of the name they'd know the real history. Instead they don't and believe what they want to.

I'm under no illusions that UNLV will not cave to the mob eventually. Our leadership stinks. Adults should just tell these children enough is enough. 

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27 minutes ago, Rebelbacker said:

There isn't a need to change the name. We already went through this in 2015 and UNLV's diversity director already stated in that 60 page report there was no tie to racism. It doesn't need to be rebranded. If people actually looked at the origins of the name they'd know the real history. Instead they don't and believe what they want to.

I'm under no illusions that UNLV will not cave to the mob eventually. Our leadership stinks. Adults should just tell these children enough is enough. 

What is the real history?  I was always under the impression UNLV's 'Rebel' name came from the fact that southern NV was part of the confederate, Arizona territory.  

The word,'Rebel' isn't necessarily a racist term, but it does have ties to the confederacy.  

PC bullshit or not, you might as well change the name now, since it's only a matter of time until you do. 

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To appease the campus Democratic Socialists. How about Che for the mascot and change the name to the Socialist University of Nevada Las Vegas Guerrillas

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20 minutes ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

What is the real history?  I was always under the impression UNLV's 'Rebel' name came from the fact that southern NV was part of the confederate, Arizona territory.  

The word,'Rebel' isn't necessarily a racist term, but it does have ties to the confederacy.  

PC bullshit or not, you might as well change the name now, since it's only a matter of time until you do. 

Here you can read it for yourself 

https://www.unlv.edu/sites/default/files/assets/diversityinitiatives/reports/UNLV_Rebels_and_Mascot_Report_Nov2015.pdf

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6 hours ago, Del Scorcho said:

I like the desert themed mascots - vipers, scorpions, etc.

 Nevada State already took the Scorpions.

I bet they add athletics before too long, and could eventually be a decent addition to the WAC. They're one of the fastest growing schools in the country. It was founded in 2002 and already has more than 5,500 students with their first dorms opening this fall.

 

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1 hour ago, Rebelbacker said:

There isn't a need to change the name. We already went through this in 2015 and UNLV's diversity director already stated in that 60 page report there was no tie to racism. It doesn't need to be rebranded. If people actually looked at the origins of the name they'd know the real history. Instead they don't and believe what they want to.

I'm under no illusions that UNLV will not cave to the mob eventually. Our leadership stinks. Adults should just tell these children enough is enough. 

From the first paragraph:

I have concluded that there is no reason for eliminating either the Rebels nickname or the Hey Reb! mascotdue to any Confederate connection. In other words, neither the Rebels nickname nor Hey Reb! have a Confederate connection. The remainder of this report shall explain and expand upon those two conclusions.

 

UNLV removes Hey Reb! statue | Nevada Current

 

Obviously the 60 page report was a waste of time, because 2020 doesn't care what it thinks.

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