Student group calls University of New Mexico seal offensive

by Associated Press  |  published on April 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico’s official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students.

Native American students in the Kiva Club as well as members of advocacy group The Red Nation call the seal offensive, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

The seal is stamped on all diplomas and is present at most school events.

Oceti Sakowin tribe member and UNM doctoral student Nick Estes designed his own version of the seal in protest, with the conquistador and frontiersman standing atop a pile of bones. He spoke at an organizing meeting for students against the current seal, saying it represents racism at the school.

  • gilward

    If anything is offensive it is the thin brain students that are complaining.

  • J.B. Young

    Find the seal offensive? Find another university!! You are there for an education, not to whine about everything!

  • le3845

    Tell them to go cry in the corner. We don’t care what the little babies want.

  • Phil Esposito

    We are no longer Americans. This country has been fractured into separate races instead of Americans.

  • VanceJ

    Poor little pussey’s.

  • Mark Tercsak

    They should add an Indian or Indians One scalping the Mountain man PC Correctness.

  • Devasahayam

    When the Natives point out their contribution to actually establishing the state’s university-system they’ll have a good case — until then, their complaint is more shaganappi (note: the word shaganappi is Blackfoot for “bison scat”, how apt).

  • alfred e newman

    super sensitive cry babies nit picking everything no matter how stupid simply can not let anybody do anything constantly violating the 1st amendment doing the best you can to help our communist party leader obama make the united soviet america a more communist country with absolutely no freedom of any kind for anybody not even you cry babies because you will have destroyed your 1st amendment right along with everybody else

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Good comment! Is Alfred e. Newman your real name?

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