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Nov 15, 2008: "chief" illiniwek's "Next Dance" at UIUC's Assembly Hall
November 15, 2008
courtesy of I Resist
As an attempt to preserve their "tradition" for the coming years, pro-mascot supporters organized a return of "chief" illiniwek at the Assembly Hall at UIUC. However, those concerned about the return of the mascot overcame a hostile environment to protest against the event. The demographics of those entering to see what was described by some protesters as "the minstrel show" was estimated by a prominent UIUC administrator as being 90% white, while those protesting the event were from much more diverse backgrounds.
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