Students Find University’s ‘Pioneer’ Mascot ‘Oppressive’

There’s literally nothing a college student somewhere in America won’t find offensive. The latest example comes from the University of Denver, where a group of Native American students are protesting the school’s “Pioneers” nickname because it represents “genocide and oppression.”

The school’s Native Student Alliance co-president, Raelene Woody, argued that the term is “associated with westward expansion, genocide, oppression, assimilation of Native American students.”