Nickname uproar in North Dakota damaging school

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After finally agreeing to change it's school nickname and mascot away from "Fighting Sioux" many affiliated with the university are unhappy. The author of this article is adamant that those who are against the change are blindly supporting an offensive stereotype, using a nickname that was once used to denigrate the Native American tribes. She backs up this claim by mentioning that prior to the school having the Sioux nickname, they were named the 'flickertails'. The author further mentions that if people are truly passionate about their school's history, which opponents of the nickname change claim to be, then they would embrace this new nickname change.

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