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Oklahoma Student Government Ditches ‘Boomer’ and ‘Sooner’ for More ‘Sensitive’ Words

You know how I’m constantly telling you that political correctness is out of control in America. It’s getting worse.

America is becoming a PC nightmare, even in the conservative stronghold of the great state of Oklahoma.

Now the Oklahoma Student Government says that they are no longer going to use the words “Boomer” and “Sooner” because they are “Offensive.”

Students at the University of Oklahoma are working to remove the school’s “Boomer” and “Sooner” nicknames out of concern that the words are offensive to Native Americans.

According to the OU Daily, the Undergraduate Student Congress met Nov. 12 to mandate a name change for the “Sooner Freshman Council”, citing the words “boomer” and “sooner” as offensive to the Native American community.

The university uses the nickname “Sooners” for its athletic teams and other purposes, as well as similar references to “Boomers.” Both words, in this case, refer to groups of settlers who arrived in the late 1800s to what is now the state of Oklahoma.

The decision to remove the “Sooner” name from the Freshman Council comes shortly after the Undergraduate Student Congress passed a bill in early September to execute “Indigenous Land Acknowledgment,” which includes a statement that OU students are “visitors on the land” and thanks indigenous people for being generous with their land. The reading of this bill will occur before all SGA events.

“(The) motivation was just to be consistent with the indigenous land acknowledgment we had passed to be more cognizant of some of the language … we are using in our code annotated,” said Student Government Association President Adran Gibbs, who reasoned that the words “Boomer” and “Sooner” are offensive to Native American individuals.

The bill asserts that the word “Sooner” is “harmful in nature to those who identify as American Indian or of Native/Indigenous descent,” and that on-campus groups need to pick a more “sensitive” name within the first two weeks of fall 2020 semester.

The act passed with a roll-call vote of 19-8-7. 

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1 year ago

I guess we are just throwing the idea away that we conquered and settled this land. When the constitution disappears, I wonder if there will be people dumbfounded at how this happened. Oklahoma literally disavowed our country by naming us “visitors.” I’m not a visitor. I was born here.

1 year ago

What a tool! Does Adran not recognize how many OK natives cheer on the Boomer Sooner each Saturday during football season? We got over this a long time ago.

1 year ago

As someone who doesnt live in OK, the term Boomer is being used more and more to attack people over 55, which of course is me, although I recall in my early 20’s when the meme was to eliminate anyone over 30…

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