Who Cries Over the Death of a Racist Mascot?

The University of Illinois mascot, Chief Illiniwek, did his final racist dance Wednesday night. Students cried, shook and donned black T-shirts in protest.

I’ll be honest. I don’t really understand. If your mascot is outdated and offensive, why not change it? It seems so trivial to me. I read that story and think, “crying? really?”

Here’s a site that lists schools K-12 that have racist mascots by state.