A right-wing activist Waukesha (are we surprised?) County judge ruled that the law establishing a complaint process that forced Mukwanago High School school to eliminate its Native American mascot and nickname (the "Indians") was "uncommonly silly."
In fact, the judge found that it was the school district that was being subjected to bias by the state, not complainants who might take offense at an "Indians" mascot and nickname.
[the judge] did agree with residents James Schoolcraft and Craig Vertz that the law, as applied against Mukwonago schools, was unconstitutional because the decision maker - a Department of Public Instruction employee named Paul Sherman - had an impermissibly high risk of bias.Apply that 'logic' to a school that used images and nicknames for any other ethnic or racial group - - say, Jews, or the Irish, or Poles, or African-Americans - - and see if there's a judge anywhere in the state who would weigh in with "silly" and turn the bias argument on its head.
You know what that is?
Right-wing political correctness.
And it's amazing that the judicial branch in Wisconsin openly is mocking a process to restore dignity stripped away from the state's original residents just as the legislative and executive branches, in cahoots with industry, wants to turn the law and a permitting process against the Bad River Band and carve an open pit mine in Northern Wisconsin that will degrade their land and water.
Is this 2011 or 1871?
Remember Progressive Wisconsin?
Going, going, gone.