This is not a political post, but stay with me a moment. Chief Illiniwek, the formerly banned mascot of the University of Illinois, returned this week. You may or may not have strong feelings about that. His return defeats "[a] victory 20 years in the making" 20 years being, I guess, when something happened that caused Chief Illiniwek to get retired last year. You may or may not have strong feelings about that. But what a strange "victory in the making" to claim immediately prior to this:
Yes, our forefathers fought and died to protect the right to display caricatures of the conquered at public institutions of higher learning.
To other teams with Indian nicknames and to their fans, he said, "No more chicken feathers ... No more paint on faces. The chop stops here."