Is it just me, or is this new wave of ultra PC thinking going to backfire? I just read that Amherst students want to change their mascot, because the current one is some dude who supported germ warfare against Native Americans. Yet no one is suggesting the US change its flag, which surely caused major fear and trauma on sight for Native Americans being chased by the flag wielding US Calvary. And what about the Confederate flag? Is banning a flag going to change the minds of the people who formerly flew it? And if someone is a total racist idiot, wouldn't you rather know up front? If I'm a black man in the Deep South and I see a bar with a Confederate flag over the door, I might pass it by. If that bar is forced to hide the flag, then I might walk in... The solution to hatred isn't erasing or hiding history. It's shaming it through education. The problems in the US aren't the symbols of hatred, it's the stupid people who hate, and teach it to their kids. Banning a flag or a mascot isn't going to stop these people from hating or passing hate down to the next generation...it's just going to make hate harder to spot. If you shame the past and prove its stupidity via education, then after a few generations, the only people still flying racist flags will be the obviously uneducated. If you make everyone hide the symbols before the education is complete, you're making the education process that much harder and more prone to failure. The people who think you can fix things by burying the problems are historically wrong.