Posted by
Message
TDFreak
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
3630 posts

I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
Hey fellow Gators. I have decided that I will not support the UFAA on account of that loser Kent Fuchs calling us "Gator Baiters" racists. Here is my email to the UFAA.

===========================
Dear UF Alumni Association

I am writing to you today to withdraw my membership from the UF Alumni Association. 
 
I am a third generation UF alumni and descendant of the Alderman Florida pioneer family.  The "Gator Bait" remarks from President Fuchs that insinuate that old Floridians of the past were feeding black babies to alligators truly sickened me.  That is my Florida pioneer family he is talking about! They have never done such a thing!  They worked hard to create a life in this state in the 1800s and do not deserve to be called bloodthirsty racists.  This is truly insulting.

But for whatever reason, our President has decided to besmirch the dead to virtue-signal to a small but vocal crowd.  And that is truly a disappointment to the entire UF alumni community. "Gator Bait" has never meant what he insinuated.  Never has; Never will.

I will no longer associate myself with the University of Florida until Mr. Fuchs apologizes and steps down from his position as president.  UF and it's alumni deserve better.

Regretfully yours,


ForeverGator
Florida Fan
Elite 8 - 2020 Worst SECRant Poster
Member since Nov 2012
10521 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
Bye.


bigDgator
Florida Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Oct 2008
22585 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
Excellent. I hope more people actually put their money where their mouth is and stop feeding these idiots.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
61
Porter Osborne Jr
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
29441 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
Is Fuchs even from Florida?


bgator85
Florida Fan
Sarasota
Member since Aug 2007
5665 posts
 Online 

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
I don't agree with Fuchs decision, but I’m nut sure I agree that he implied Floridians actually took part in such behavior. His statement only talks about the imagery associated with the phrase. I can really only speak for myself as a 7th gen Floridian, but I didn’t interpret his statement as any sort of attack on my family.
This post was edited on 6/23 at 4:52 pm


SR SponsorSR Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
TDFreak
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
3630 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
quote:

Is Fuchs even from Florida?


No. Born in Oklahoma.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
TDFreak
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
3630 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
quote:

I don't agree with Fuchs decision, but I’m nut sure I agree that he implied Floridians actually took part in such behavior. His statement only talks about the imagery associated with the phrase. I can really only speak for myself as a 7th gen Floridian, but I didn’t interpret his statement as any sort of attack on my family.


But who was it hunting alligators in Florida at the turn of the century? Somebody had to do it for it to be real and for imagery to exist. If you had family around at that time, and they ever hunted an alligator, then they are the ones he is talking about...except it was never true. Just like Bubba's noose wasn't true. They're all going crazy.

If he didn't mean it that way, then he is a dolt and he shouldn't have revoked the "Gator Bait" cheer.

I will not financially support the University or UFAA for now. I'm proud of my Florida heritage and the Gator grads in my family who came before me. I will still follow the Gators. But I am not spending another dime to advance this man's agenda.


StrawsDrawnAtRandom
Florida Fan
Mexico City, Mexico.
Member since Sep 2013
19796 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
This ain't the hill to die on.

Not for Gator Bait lol.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
23
bgator85
Florida Fan
Sarasota
Member since Aug 2007
5665 posts
 Online 

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
quote:

Somebody had to do it for it to be real and for imagery to exist. If you had family around at that time, and they ever hunted an alligator,


Not really. The imagery was supposedly based on an old racial epithet that alligators preferred black skin. We know the imagery exists because there are plenty of examples, but that doesn't mean it was actually done.

I didn't like the decision either. One wrong move won't stop my support, there's a lot of good things going on there right now, but that's certainly your own decision to make.
This post was edited on 6/24 at 6:05 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
UFMatt
Florida Fan
Gator Nation - Everywhere
Member since Oct 2010
7725 posts

re: I Just Cancelled my Membership to the UFAA
The Gator bait issue was just another case of UF administration showing just how left wing, PC liberal they are. I love Gator athletics, my family first bought season tickets back in the 1950's and my entire family are Gator fans, but I strongly dislike the administration of the university and the fact that other than Mizzou that UF is probably the most liberal, politically correct school in the SEC.

Worse than the Gatorbait shite show another example was when they forbid the Gator band to play the Florida's state song. The flagship University in the state and their band not allowed to play the state song, WTF?

In my lifetime I have been a Gator club president, a higher level booster, season ticket holder but those days are over, now I buy my tickets to individual games the I want to attend from where ever I get the best price, watch the rest on TV and don't give them a penny for anything else. Sounds bad but I don't feel that they really relate to an old conservative Florida Redneck like me.

Go Gators.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow SECRant for SEC Football News
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates on SEC Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitter