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Earl Harlow letter: Regarding UND logo: Give it a rest

Has anybody else heard enough about the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname controversy? I don't even currently live in North Dakota and I still can't get away from it. Issues like this can't be resolved because people ...

Has anybody else heard enough about the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname controversy? I don't even currently live in North Dakota and I still can't get away from it. Issues like this can't be resolved because people just won't let go. Aren't there bigger issues out there? I can't hear anyone talking about issues that actually impact our kids with regards to safety or education because of all the noise about our political (in)correctness.

I am not American Indian. I don't speak for American Indians nor do I speak for everyone else who also isn't American Indian. But I don't know any American Indians who went home crying yesterday because someone called them a "Fighting Sioux." The University of North Dakota is a well respected institution. When you join the University of North Dakota to the Sioux Nation you join integrity, honor and respect to a proud people. A proud people who typically are not known as whiners, I might add.

I am afraid that if you are a person who feels embarrassed, demeaned, disrespected or had your feelings hurt because UND uses the name "Fighting Sioux" then you are a person who will likely always feel embarrassed, demeaned, disrespected or have your feelings hurt about something. You would be better off to spend your time, energy and money on some serious therapy.

Give it a rest.

Earl Harlow

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(Proud son of North Dakota)

Rock Hill, S.C.

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