Indian Country 52 #19 – Caucasionally Racist
“On Saturday May 10, a group of University of North Dakota students wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Siouxper Drunk” accompanied by a chief in a headdress drinking from a beer bong as part of a Springfest celebration. The shirts were discovered by Native students who saw several images plastered all over social media the same day, which incited heated debates on Twitter and Facebook.”
– Star Tribune, UND Students Create ‘Siouxper Drunk’ Shirts.
“Tribal college leaders asked for swift disciplinary action against the group of University of North Dakota students behind the “Siouxper Drunk” T-shirts that showed up on social media last week.
Several leaders, many of them former UND students, met with representatives of UND and the North Dakota University System on Monday at the state Capitol for a roundtable discussion about creating an atmosphere of respect on university campuses throughout the state.
The meeting was called in response to the controversy surrounding the offensive T-shirts and the reference to the Sioux tribe. UND stopped using the Sioux nickname in 2012.
Though many in attendance said the incident was just one in what NDUS interim chancellor Larry Skogen called a “continuing legacy of racism” against Native Americans.”
– Minnesota Public Radio, Tribal leaders urge UND to take action on ‘Siouxper Drunk’ T-shirts.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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