Below is the letter I sent to Miles Brand, President of the NCAA:
I have just read with great disdain the press release concerning the prohibition of the use of indian mascots during NCAA sporting events.
I am not writing to ask you to reverse this decision. The decision, I am sure, is final and beyond any use of reason to correct. I AM writing, however, to ensure that the NCAA enact this policy to the full extent, in accordance with the principles associated with that decision.
To remain fully principled in this choice the NCAA must, without hesitation, ban all fans from attending NCAA events while wearing or otherwise displaying "hostile" team mascot paraphernalia or attire. Failure to authorize these bans would amount to condoning the very acts you are trying to prohibit.
Only when you fully implement this policy directive (which you will not) can you feel certain that you have looked after your stated interests completely. I understand that you might run into legal troubles, but for an organization that wishes to "do the right thing", that concern should be secondary.
I eagerly await the enactment of my request and the reduction of ill-gotten revenue garnered by the NCAA.
Rick A. Pritchett
Graduate, University of Illinois-1990
Edited to change font type and color.
(Edited by Rick Pritchett on 8/08, 11:18am)