Rev. Jessie Jackson Deems White League IM Sports “Racist”
EVANSTON—The Reverend Jessie Jackson was in the Evanston area this past week. He was impressed by the university, specifically the “demeanor and standard to which Northwestern students hold themselves.” His temperament soon changed, however, after learning of NU’s intramural sports. “They have a white league? That ain’t right,” Jackson clamored.
The white league offers sports like hockey, soccer, and, of course, polo. It’s obvious to see why the league has no ethnic diversity. Non-Caucasians are not prohibited from participating. Their lack of involvement is due to the fact that the league offers sports typically played by whites. “We have come too far to let this racist league go on,” said Jackson, who has begun a campaign to shut the league down.