how bad and racist was this back in the day … yikes!


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      sweetgrass
      Ute Fan
      @sweetgrass

      makes me cringe

      I love the drum n’ feather and the name Utes hope it stays for a long, long time but I think we need to come to terms with both possibly changing.  

    • #105102
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      Itacoatiara22
      Ute Fan
      @itacoatiara22

      What is the point of this post?

      • #105105
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        sweetgrass
        Ute Fan
        @sweetgrass

        some University of Utah history

    • #105107

      Sweetness
      Ute Fan
      @sweetness

      Wow…that is crazy! Do you know what year this was?

    • #105108
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      UteBacker
      Ute Fan
      @utebacker

      I’m for whatever the Ute tribe is OK with.  If they say we should change it then we probably should.  My assumption is that they love it and embrace it (based on their annual half-time show).  

      That said… damn, that’s cringe-worthy.

      • #105113
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        sweetgrass
        Ute Fan
        @sweetgrass

        I like that the U has struck a deal to provide scholarships to Ute members, but I think they need to do more. I wouldn’t be opposed to the university giving a small kickback to any drum n’ feather or Ute Proud apparel or merchandise to keep the name and logo in place for as long as possible. I have one U of U decal on my vehicle and its the Ute proud helmet logo (love that logo)

        Ute Proud

    • #105111
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      Grimmetal
      Ute Fan
      @grimmetal

      It’s nice that we’re drifting further away from the overt native imagery. Far too many marketing specialists take the easy way out by referring to stereotypes. I’m a big fan of the Utah stripe, native inspired patterns, and the overlapping U’s. The drum and feather is a tired logo that was ripped from the Washington football team and it should probably just be relegated to the helmet at most.

      The Ute name itself isn’t terrible and it probably makes more than a few people Google “What is a Ute?”

      • #105121
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        Dwight89
        Ute Fan
        @jordan-buckner

        Strong disagree with you on that. The Ute Tribe loves that we use the drum and feather, and as long as they support it its absolutely ridiculous for any of us to say we should get rid of it. While it might have been ripped off the Redskins over fourty years ago, it is today most definitely associated with Utah and that is what matters most. 

         

    • #105115
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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      You are very virtuous bringing up something that the tribe has obviously moved on from. I see your signal and while we are at I am outraged about everything…

    • #105116
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      pedro
      Ute Fan
      @pedro

      I’ll do whatever the tribe wants, not what some white guy thinks the tribe wants.  I find it very condescending when others speak for me, I can only imagine how they feel. Thanks

      • #105122
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        Dwight89
        Ute Fan
        @jordan-buckner

        This. Exactly. If the Ute Tribe loves the drum and feather, then I couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks, as it is their opinion that matters. 

    • #105141
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      javadave
      Ute Fan
      @javadave

      Doesn’t look much worse than the Cleveland Indian’s previous logo.

    • #105175
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      Hammer
      Ute Fan
      @hammer

      Nowadays the demand to find racism is greater than the current supply so we have to look back. Good work.

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