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'Get over it,' Forum editorial tells fans of old UND nickname

UND fans still don't get it. LEAFY SPURGE: To the unreconstructed University of North Dakota fans who say without shame regarding the discredited and retired "Sioux" logo and nickname, "We will never give it up!" That's akin to saying "Racism," w...

UND fans still don’t get it.

LEAFY SPURGE: To the unreconstructed University of North Dakota fans who say without shame regarding the discredited and retired “Sioux” logo and nickname, “We will never give it up!” That’s akin to saying “Racism,” we will never give it up! “Homophobia,” we will never give it up! “Bullying,” we will never give it up! “Sexism,” we will never give it up! Get over it, kiddies. Times changes. Mores change. A deeper, more complete and more sensitive understanding of American Indian symbols emerges. After years of discussion, debate and eventually thoughtful consideration, the old logo was scrapped. A too-lengthy process has been underway to find a new name. But people of goodwill on both sides of the logo debate have come to consensus about the old one and the need for a new one. Move on.

PRAIRIE ROSES: To the winning and losing candidates in last week’s Fargo city elections in which a new mayor and city commissioner were elected. With a minor exception or two, every candidate conducted a clean, upright and civil campaign. Issues were discussed, differences made clear and agendas for the city advanced. The campaign was distinguished by several public and broadcast debates that helped voters make decisions about the fitness of individual candidates to serve. The candidates themselves offered enough differences in their public policy positions to give voters choices. Overall, the city election was a good exercise in the workings of representative government.

Forum editorials represent the opinion of Forum management and the newspaper’s Editorial Board.

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