Kim Jong Skillz wrote:
funny how in that article they only quote students or people who are part of the university about "what the name means to them". what about the standing rock tribe, who were the "thorn in und's side" with the whole situation? if they didnt want to get behind the name, obviously someone who is a part of that tribe was offended. arent their opinions the ones that hold water about what the name means? seriously, what does it matter what a buncha white people think about the naming issues? of course they think its absorb & that it didnt offend anyone. what grounds do they have to stand on that it would offend them? none.
as ive been stating all along, thank god common sense & logic prevailed in this situation. hopefully now with the law repealed, that that same common sense/logic will prevail with the big sky brass & allow UND to just be a FB only member & have all their other sports elsewhere I.E. TSL.
Just stop, you have no idea what went on, they needed 3 tribes to approve the name, two did and one never even took up the issue. Many of the people of that tribe came out in support of the nickname only the leaders refused to do anything about it. This whole thing was much to do about nothing, till this day you find some Seminoles against Florida St's use of the nickname however the vast majority of tribes support it, this seems to be a very similar issue however the few people that are against the nickname just seem to be in a position of power which is the cause of this whole debacle. Had they taken a vote from the tribe and turned down UND's use of the nickname I think most reasonable people would support that however there was no vote, and a few people on in charge of a small tribe took it upon themselves to ban the use of the nickname. There have been petitions by hundreds of members of that tribes and the other two wanting UND to keep the nickname but to no avail. This is dumb and I'm glad its over but in no way shape or form has "common sense & logic prevailed" all that did was politics of a few old men getting their way at the expense of the nation of Sioux people, the state of North Dakota, and its flagship university.
And if in the future you choose to once again preacher racial sensitivity to all these "white people" I suggest that you do it with a handle that's less offensive and not modeled after an oppressive dictator, it just makes you look like a hypocrite.
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