Soc 134 03272008

Soc 134 03272008 - Use of "Jews as mascots by Ajax...

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Use of “Jews as mascots by Ajax soccer team Fans of Ajax team argue that the Jewish symbolism is a cherished part of team history and a piece of their own identities (some have gone so far as to get Star of David tattoos.) Opponents of team shout “Jew to the Gas!” or sing: “Gas a Jew, Jew, Jew! Put him in the oven, Cook him through, through, through” during matches. People always try to claim that they’re honoring a culture. Chief Illiniwek On Feb 16, 2007 Lawrence Eppley, chair of the board of trustees issued a unilateral ruling retiring Chief Illiniwek. Chief Illiniwek’s last performance, by the final Chief, Dan Maloney took place on Feb 21 2007 at the last men’s home basketball game of the 2006-2007 season. On March 13 2007 the University of Illinois board of trustees voted to retire Illiniwek’s name, image and regalia. Racial/ Ethnic Symbols in Sports Mocking the Widzew Football team in Lodz, Poland What about Free Speech Bill of Rights, Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
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