Blues for Orange Bowl Champs

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

A college football team staying in a Trump hotel for the Orange Bowl should be easy material for a progressive wit, if you could find a witty progressive.

“After learning the University of Wisconsin football team will be staying at Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami, Florida in the days leading up to the Orange bowl, the Student Coalition for Progress issued a press release calling for an explanation from university officials,” Emile Cochran wrote in The Badger Herald. “The group is ‘disappointed’ the team, band and alumni are staying in a hotel with the same name as the current president, who ‘oppresses those of color,’ the press release said.”

“’The Student Coalition for Progress calls on the Orange Bowl and the Wisconsin Alumni Association to give a detailed explanation as to why this specific hotel was chosen,’ the press release said. Larry Wahl, Orange Bowl vice president of communications, said the contract for the hotels in which the team stayed for this game was set four years ago.”

“At the time of the press release, SCP was not aware that the contract was set four years ago, representative Ekenedilichukwu Ikegwuani, said.” By the way, Wisconsin won, the game that is.

 

One Response

  1. Dan Patterson

    January 4, 2018 10:36 am

    Can someone cite a reference for “oppresses people of color” please? Maybe that same someone can encourage today’s student to pursue critical thinking, independent research, and logical argument?

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