Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

IN THE MAIL: Editorial turns blind eye to logo's racism

BISMARCK -- The Herald's editorial apologizing for the incidents occurring on the UND campus affecting Jewish students was admirable ("Good reasons for an apology from UND," Page D1, May 25).

BISMARCK -- The Herald's editorial apologizing for the incidents occurring on the UND campus affecting Jewish students was admirable ("Good reasons for an apology from UND," Page D1, May 25).

The editorial promised a quick response if more such incidents occur. It cites offensive symbols and the interest of national organizations in seeking an investigation.

I only wish the Herald's editorial board and other leaders would be so quick to condemn the symbols, the accompanying racial incidents and the racist comments of many UND logo supporters, long condemned by national organizations, that so deeply offend and affect American Indian students and families in our state.

Weak leadership, criticized by the editorial, is at fault in both situations, and the editorial makes that fact painfully obvious.

Thomas Disselhorst

What To Read Next
Josh Sipes was watching an in-flight movie when he became aware the flight crew were asking for help assisting a woman who was experiencing a medical problem.
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care, also known as charity care; yet eligibility and application requirements vary across hospitals. Could you qualify? We found out.
Crisis pregnancy centers received almost $3 million in taxpayer funds in 2022. Soon, sharing only medically accurate information could be a prerequisite for funding.
The Grand Forks Blue Zones Project, which hopes to make Grand Forks not just a healthier city but a closer community, is hosting an event on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Empire Arts Center from 3-5 p.m.