Chalk up another college that has decided to change its nickname because somebody out there is offended. In this case, its Susquehanna College in Pennsylvania. Apparently, somebody has complained that their nickname (Crusaders) is offensive, exclusionary, triggering, micro-aggressive, or something.
Full disclosure: When I was a kid, my favorite cartoon program on TV was Crusader Rabbit. I have worn that badge of shame ever since. Little did I know at the time that the term, "Crusader" was offensive to Muslims because of some war that happened hundreds of years ago as brave jihadis fought heroically to maintain their conquests against the dark forces of the Cross.
But that is no excuse.
How could it be in this modern era of John Kerry, Barack Obama, dhimmitude and pandering, that an obscene term like
Of course, Susquehanna is not the first college to change its nickname from the C-word. How about Maranatha Baptist College in Wisconsin, which caved to the demands of 9-11 last year, a move much applauded by CAIR.
“Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.”
Can the College of the Holy Cross be far behind?
At any rate, now the search must begin for a new nickname for Susquehanna College. Here are a few suggestions:
The Cowardly Lions
The Tin Men