Dozens Sign Online Pledge Against Racist Cheers At UMD

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people have signed an online pledge against abusive or racial chants during University of Minnesota Duluth sporting events.

The pledge was created, in part, by a student following an admonishment by university officials over racist chants at a recent hockey game against the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota. About 85 people had signed the pledge by noon Friday.

The Duluth News Tribune says UMD Athletic Director Bob Nielson, in an open letter, admonished students for the chants at Amsoil Arena.

In addition to the online pledge, hockey fan Eric Fastner help craft a letter of apology to the student body and administration, saying the student fans involved “want to portray a better image, both for UMD and for Duluth.

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  • solarhoilday

    Glad to hear people finally doing the right thing. Certain lands are given to certain people, and only those people can thrive on those lands. A people might hold sway over the land for centuries but in the end it will be returned to its rightful owners. Example, Jews in Isreal.

    • Al Frankenstien

      Wow…”dozens” you say…sounds like the problem might still exist.

  • Sign Here

    Oh, thank goodness there is finally a petition. Its fixed. Now let’s focus on a petition against hunger and war.

  • See BS

    Multi-culturalism is religion and these students engaged in multi-cultural blasphemy.

    • Marcus Bachmann

      Just don’t go picking’ on my Shelley ’cause she’s a misdirected lost in her lil’ ol’ mind kind of gal. She subscribes to blashemy herself but that’s just between us no okay
      I didn’t sign no petition since I believe strongly in racism and bigotry and …. guess maybe someone can find out these things here…dang it all

  • Goober

    Wow – 85 signers. Maybe they can all sit in the same half section of the stadium at the next game.

  • jackactionhero

    What were the racist chants?

    • Kevin

      “Yes We Can”! “Yes We Can”! “Obam”! Obami”! “Four More Tears”! “Four More Tears”!

      • HDMC


  • Kevin

    Dozens? Really? WOW! Better get the Congress involved! A minority has spoken again! STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • R.Hill

    “Dakota” is a Indian name. When will we see the PC police ask for North/South “Dakota” to change their racist names?

  • Peace

    Indians aren’t a different race, they’re a different culture. So any slurs would be against the culture.

  • Dale Gribble

    Typical liberal PC nonsense. The minorities need to understand that they are here only by the grace of White Christian Americans. If they don’t like the way they are treated, they can get out.

    • solarhoilday

      Typical “Puritan culture destroying mindset”. White as a culture does not create it only destroys. And the Majorities need to understand that in thirty years whites will be the minorities in this country.

      • See BS

        If America is such an awful place — why do so many illegals from minority countries want to live here?

  • Darren

    Was alcohol involved? I got a 99% guess there was!

  • Paddy

    Down with the Irish!
    Down with the Irish!
    Down with the Irish!

  • jp

    C’mon WCCO! Is this really news worthy???

  • Lonnie

    I think some of this is ridiculos. I am of Danish decent. So should I feel offfended by the name Vikings being used by the professional football team here in Minnesota?

    • solarhoilday

      Apples and Oranges, I don’t think the Danish people were privy to some of the atrocities the Indians had to go through here in their own country. Maybe we can wipe out villages of danish people or subject them to government instituted boarding schools, then turn around and name a sports team the fighting Danish and see how you would feel. Now step into my shoes for a day. What goes around comes around, lonnie.

      • Al Frankenstien

        Are you referring to the atrocities of the indian tribes? Where they stole land, killed each other and made each other their slaves for thousands of years before the white set foot on this continent? Or the way the the Jewish people took back land from Palestinians? Or the way Its time to get over it already!

        • solarhoilday

          No I’m referring to the danish and them only being known for their delicious treats. Atrocities of the Indian tribes LoL! , I guess if you call living in peace off the land, together as a community/ tribe, no taxes, hunting and gathering for food, and practicing the ways of their ancestors for thousands of years; Yeah sounds horrid compared to your so called civilized cities where you need a platoon to walk the streets at night!

          • Pat

            I am a hienz 57 mutt and I should be offended by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, because my ancestors were slaves to the railroads and the English treated us like dirt for many centuries. I should also be offended on my Indian heritage also, with my Norse with the Vikings, and I can keep going on and on and on with every nationality that I am, but I won’t because honestly get over it already this is the 21st century and people should wake up and realize that we are all melding into one massive big pot of nationalities and hopefully soon there will be only one, because of all of the cross breeding of the nationalities and races that there will be no more stupidity. To bad that won’t happen in my life time, but when that day arrives what will people argue over? Money and greed because nothing else is different.

      • See BS

        Spanish Mexicans mass murdered Native Americans in South and Central America.

        Is it possible white people stopped them from mass murdering Native Americans in North America and Canada?

  • pete

    sioux originated from the french language,and there is no such word in the dakota language.So ask france if they can use the word sioux.

  • tom c

    Some of the people that respond here could sign that pledge also

  • BrightLight

    Speaking of PETITIONS, how about those who oppose genocide stop by and sign this petition to STOP white genocide?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code-word for anti-white.

  • White Rabbit

    No one says that a Black interested in Black rights is being a “Mugabe.” No one says that an Asian interested in Asian rights is being a “Pol Pot.” But there are many well-funded mainstream organizations whose sole purpose is to call White people interested in White rights “Hitlers” or a bunch of naziswhowanttokillsixmillionje­ws. Only White people are called racist if they don’t want to marry non-Whites. That’s why I can say anti-racist is just a code word for anti-White.

    • bill

      White culture, if it even exists is merely a destroyer of other cultures.

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