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Originally posted by KrazyJethro
This is one crazy world we live in. Again the racial witch-hunters come out to play.
NU's new tagline stirs debate
By AMBER BROZEK / DN Assignment Writer
February 17, 2004
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda and her students have been studying the nature of stereotypes.
Recently their studies were applied to a familiar stereotype: the meaning and origin of the pioneer.
Upon hearing the new University of Nebraska tagline "Pioneering New Frontiers," Willis-Esqueda, coordinator of Native American Studies at UNL and associate professor of psychology and ethnic studies, raised a red flag.
She's not alone. Other University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty leaders have questioned the use of the tagline, calling it exclusionary and possibly hurtful toward North America's first inhabitants.
"There were people here before the pioneers," Willis-Esqueda said. "They have always been here and are still here. And the tagline doesn't include them."
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