FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY "Not in the right sport"
I know a lot of hockey players and fans make fun of basketball, but as someone who grew up playing and watching a ton of basketball, I still love everything about March Madness.
The first four days o... Posted on 3/27/13 at 12:10 AM
The 8x10 picture sits in a prominent spot, on a shelf in the den of Rodd Olson’s Crookston home. On the left on the black-and-white framed picture is Olson in his Concordia College baseball uniform. On the far right is teammate Jim Howson. In between are several other Cobbers players, with coach Sonny Gulsvig in the foreground shaking hands with Jackie Robinson.
The real vocation of some people entrusted with delivering primary and secondary education is to validate this proposition: The three R’s — formerly reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic — now are racism, reproduction and recycling. Especially racism.
Neila Mae Johnson knew the amiable family friend as “Uncle Rudy.”
Rudolph Bener was an immigrant from Croatia and spoke with a thick Slavic accent. After he died, in 1964, it fell to the Johnson family to clean out his house on Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, Minn. What they found shocked them: Uncle Rudy had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Three mischievous fans of the Roughriders’ hockey team flouted a taboo when they recently wore hooded Ku Klux Klan robes to taunt the opposing squad.
But the Red River High School hockey spectators might not have known just how prevalent the Ku Klux Klan once was in the Red River Valley.
In my opinion — and perhaps the opinion of others in Grand Forks — what those three immature, unthinking and impulsive students did was not a result of a problem at Red River or this community. It could have been because they are immature and acted in a self-centered manner, perhaps to get attention. Fourteen-year-olds do that.
The students surrounding the three who wore KKK hoods at the Red River hockey game took immediate action to stop the offense. The school administration took immediate action to thoroughly investigate the incident and discipline the three students.
The action of the Red River High School students that resulted in the almost immediate removal of the KKK-type hoods that had been put on by three underclassmen should be commended and more prominently recognized by the media.
I am in total agreement that the three students who chose to put on KKK-like garments at the high school hockey game the previous evening were totally inappropriate. What frustrates me are the comments that are being made by many people in reference to the entire student section and to student population of Red River High School as a whole.
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