Once a Midget, Always a Midget - No Change to Team Nickname

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  1. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry Well-Known Member VIP

    Dec 21, 2011
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    Another day and another dispute over evil team nicknames. One Illinois high school decided to keep its 'offensive' nickname - apparently didn't want to copy the Stern show and rename its teams the Freeburg Actors.


    "This debate happened in Freeburg, Ill., where the Little People of America, an advocacy group that supports people with dwarfism, had asked that the southern Illinois high school ditch its nickname — the Midgets.

    “We recognize that it’s not intended to have a negative impact,” Little People of America President Gary Arnold said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “But with all the history and baggage that comes with the word, it still does.”

    The group dropped off a petition last week requesting that the name be changed, but on Thursday, hundreds gathered in support of it.

    When a school district official on Thursday told supporters that the name would stay, the Belleville News-Democrat reported, “the cheer that erupted from the crowd crammed into the cafeteria could have rivaled one from any game in the gym.”

    “Once a Midget, always a Midget,” Board Secretary Kim Towers told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the meeting. “Our community is happy to be Midgets, and that’s where it’s at.”

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