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Gamma Phi sorority on suspension for dressing like Indians
Grand Forks Herald ^ | Joseph Marks

Posted on 03/29/2008 12:35:24 PM PDT by RogerFGay

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To: firebrand

You mean the ones that run all the convenience stores and Best Westerns?


21 posted on 03/29/2008 12:52:07 PM PDT by infantrywhooah (Hold your nose and vote in November. Even McCain is better than the alternatives)
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To: RogerFGay

Did they dress like Navajos, Arapahoes, or St. Louis ‘hos?


22 posted on 03/29/2008 12:52:28 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: RogerFGay

Wonder what they’d do to “Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring”?


23 posted on 03/29/2008 12:53:22 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: gidget7

So they weren’t ten little Indian boys? Seriously, what the hell right does a public university have to tell these people how they can and can’t dress- especially at a private function in their own sorority house? If this was the University of Pennsylvania, not only could they dress up any way they liked, but they could do it at the university president’s home and get their picture taken with her to boot!

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/904ppnhh.asp


24 posted on 03/29/2008 12:53:32 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: RogerFGay

25 posted on 03/29/2008 12:56:36 PM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: RogerFGay
I'll bet these morons hate George Bush because he's "using the Patriot Act to take away all their freedoms, rights and liberties."

I know a lot, and I mean a lot of Indians. Most of them are big Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians fans. Go figure. It's hilarious how easily white liberal kids can be "offended."

26 posted on 03/29/2008 12:56:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How many more "scientists and researchers" can the taxpayers afford to support with Federal grants?)
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To: RogerFGay
Elsinga wouldn’t speculate on what, if any, penalty her office will recommend once the investigation is complete...

Her penalty should be a huge drop in tuition dollars for next year, as prospective students seek out other institutions where free thought is still respected.

27 posted on 03/29/2008 12:59:50 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Krankor
No right as far as I am concerned. But then none of these victim hood promoters, regardless of what they are whining about have that right. In our country right now, the only people who can't voice it when their feelings are hurt, are white men, and Christians.
28 posted on 03/29/2008 1:00:20 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: gidget7

We had an anti-nickname agitator in my town. She also filed suit against the performance of “Little Mary Sunshine.”.

The team name is Blackhawks. In the 1990s, permission was asked of the ancestors of Chief Blackhawk to use the name. Permission was granted and there was actually a ceremony involved.

The real kicker is this person is Scots Irish. She has no Indian blood. She has a daughter conceived by artificial insemination whom she claims is 1/2 American Indian. Thing is, while the girl *looked Indian*, I saw a photo of the mother at the same age and she looked exactly like her daughter. The key appearance element here is straight black hair.

My husband was investigating this person and went to the anti-nickname site she frequented. At the time, there was a huge uproar there over the agitator not being Indian. Turned out that her main supporter on the site, who posted under an Indian-sounding name, was also Caucasian.

Fast forward several months after the demonstrations and national news coverage. We are attending a potluck at our sailing club. One of the members is a sociology teacher at a university 45 miles from our little town. HE had instigated a group of his students to attend the demonstrations and was bragging to me that he was producing activists. I gave him a piece of my mind, explained the Blackhawk family permission history and he just looked at me blankly. Evidently, it is not possible for anyone to agree to the use of any American Indian name for any purpose other than the name of a tribe. Period. End. Oh, and this person is also Caucasian.


29 posted on 03/29/2008 1:00:35 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: RogerFGay

Oh well. In my college fraternity we wore Confederate uniforms, flew the stars and bars, and we owned and fired a real cannon. We even sang “Dixie”. (I’m not kidding either.)


30 posted on 03/29/2008 1:01:36 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: firebrand

Unlike the drunken pugnacious Irishman , or the cheap Scotsman like Janitor Willie on the Simpsons, or the dull Canadian, or the rigid German, the drunken Russian etc etc etc. Grow up.


31 posted on 03/29/2008 1:02:02 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: RogerFGay

I forgot to mention that I even dated a few Gamma Phi’s.


32 posted on 03/29/2008 1:02:44 PM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: Kozak

I’m not clear on what you’re saying here. That all those stereotypes are okay? That it would be okay to have a party and dress up like any of those stereotypes?


33 posted on 03/29/2008 1:04:22 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Hildy

Will there ever be an end to this PC BS?!


34 posted on 03/29/2008 1:13:36 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: RogerFGay
here is president Kupchella's email
c_kupchella@mail.und.nodak.edu
35 posted on 03/29/2008 1:15:48 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: firebrand
That it would be okay to have a party and dress up like any of those stereotypes?

I think you had more of a point earlier. Now that you have elaborated, you just look kindof silly...like a liberal charicature.

The outfits are no big deal. The red paint is a bit reminiscent of "blackface" (depending upon how it was applied).

36 posted on 03/29/2008 1:18:31 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: RogerFGay

I was hoping for some pics of sorority girls in costume! A search has found nothing. Anyone?


37 posted on 03/29/2008 1:21:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: RogerFGay
The probation means Gamma Phi won’t be allowed to host or participate in social activities with other sororities and fraternities or other student groups, either on or off campus, during the investigation, UND Dean of Students Lillian Elsinga said.

Are Federal funds being used to support this infringement on a freedom of association? I think the UND should voluntarily decide not to accept federal funds if they want to impose such bans.

38 posted on 03/29/2008 1:22:40 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: RogerFGay
Gamma Phi sorority on suspension for dressing like Indians

...and they pretended to be running the Quick-ee Mart???

Thank you! Come again!

39 posted on 03/29/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: reformedliberal

I and many others I know are NOT offended in the least. We find it flattering.


40 posted on 03/29/2008 1:24:16 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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