18 Responses to UO Pres Michael Schill should fire Duck Coach Mario Cristobal for cause:

  1. charlie says:

    I doubt that the HC was the guy in charge of a NIke marketing scheme. But, dayum, “Savages?!” What’s next, white players in black face? A minstrel show? Who was in charge of this nonsense?

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  2. Not a law professor says:

    Why would you fire someone for being racist? I thought it was protected by academic freedom of speech.

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    • uomatters says:

      You’re right. I apologize to Coach Cristobal for suggesting that he should be fired for free speech.

      UO’s customary punishment for unintentionally racist speech would be to humiliate him in the press, suspend him for the rest of the term, make him take special diversity training if he wants to keep his job, and then encourage students to shun him for the rest of his career. Not that I’m suggesting that is appropriate either.

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    • uomatters says:

      Gosh, that sounds like a description of the newest Supreme Court justice and his bros. This ban can’t be consistent with our founders’ original intent.

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  3. apt says:

    Wow, impressive marketing range for Nike and the swoosh: take a “social justice” platform (Kap) nationally and rely on overtly racist stereotypes locally…

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  4. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    I would like to hear from the players.

    My high school football buddies would have been thrilled with this.

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    • charlie says:

      One of my college teammates coaches high school basketball in Oakland, CA. I’ll forward this to him. It’ll be real interesting hearing what East Bay brothers think of this…

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    • Fishwrapper says:

      My high school football buddies would have been thrilled with this.

      Oh, so that makes it right. Got it.

      Calibrating and re-calibrating now…

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      • honest Uncle Bernie says:

        As I said, I would like to hear from the players.

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        • Fishwrapper says:

          You’re right – if the players are okay with it, all’s good and who are we to have a care.?

          (recalibrating the recalibration…)

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          • honest Uncle Bernie says:

            I certainly wouldn’t want to send them to reeducation camp. I assume they have minds of their own. If they want to pose for something like this, I’m not going to tell them they shouldn’t.

            It seems to me this ad is along the lines of others that the Ducks put out. Sort of witty mock slightly self-deprecating tough guy with a touch of strangeness.

            My (white) high school football buddies would have been thrilled.

            Don’t these guys have the same right, if they please? Then, I’m not going to complain.

            Not everybody is or wants to be obsessed with race. I learned this long ago at an Irish bar in a mixed neighborhood in Boston.

            I hope we hear from them.

            Enough on this silly “issue.”

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          • Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

            I wager a bet the players did not know at the time of the shooting that the title will be “Savages”. On the other hand…. would a mixed racial/ethnic picture would have made any difference?

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    • Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

      Which is why I cross to the other side of the street when I see them coming my way? Even subtle stereotypes are stereotypes, and high school buddies hardly have any qualifying life-experience to comprehend the ramifications of subcutaneous stereotyping….

      Also … your high school buddies were in high school when? …. 1950’s?
      :-D

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  5. Inquiring Minds says:

    Where did this poster come from? Is it legit? I can’t find it anywhere via an internet search anyway.

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