It was the 1800's. Their actions and positions don't
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 13:02:37 CT
reflect on today, nobody in my family even knew Missouri as a state or institution existed at that point. I don't support slavery, senseless murder, randomly destroying towns, etc. I wouldn't support either the state or our University officially adopting references to those atrocities to represent us today. Nobody was saints in this scenario, it was wartime at a point in human history when slavery was an accepted practice.
Missourians were in the wrong, kansans were in the wrong. The issue is that kansans still choose as a symbol to represent themselves something from that period specifically because it is most offensive to Missourians. Which is fine, I wouldn't expect anything more from ku and I don't expect them to take any action to remove their offensive mascot. But its over the top to think that the state of Missouri would actively put jayhawks on our own license plates.