The Aztec Warrior lives on, for now

The Aztec Warrior — either a source of school pride or a demeaning colonial relic, depending on your bent — is staying at San Diego State University.

Until the next inevitable flare-up, anyway.

Responding to a University Senate vote last fall to retire the former “Monty Montezuma” mascot, do away with violent imagery such as the spear-festooned “DS” logo and examine the appropriateness of the Aztecs moniker, president Sally Roush today announced the following decisions:

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We don’t want to talk about this, but we should probably talk about this

If you’re a fan of the San Diego State Aztecs, you probably don’t want to read this post.

As a fan of the San Diego State Aztecs, I don’t look forward to writing this post.

But after watching the first two games of the World Series in Cleveland – all against the wrenching backdrop of news coverage of indigenous people taking part in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline – the mascot issue is staring us in the face right now.

(takes deep breath)

I’ll proceed with caution here, I promise.

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