Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: At BYU, we know what ‘fair’ is
First Published Apr 30 2014 04:36 pm • Last Updated Apr 30 2014 05:29 pm

Well, being a BYU guy, I have never been a big fan of the Utes unless they were playing out of state teams. However, I had always thought they were a pretty good university. Until today!

I read in the newspaper that the new student officers are getting ready to change the school song because, among other things, it has the phrase about the coeds being "fair," and they are taking that to mean light skinned and discriminatory .

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Wow, I thought everybody knows that’s just an old term for "good looking" such as "she was the fairest of them all." I know it is not BYU, but surely they must have some good looking girls at the U. so they could have a hint as to what that means.

Maybe next the Utes will be urging BYU to change our song, "rise and shout, the cougars are out" as it may be offensive to older women who prey on younger guys and are known by the slang term "cougar." You gotta hand it to them, though. Those Utes like being politically correct.

Then I read the U. has been paying the Ute tribe a royalty for their team name. Perhaps I need to send my claim in to Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish. Think how much they must owe us Irish descendants by now.

Ralph Hayes

Salt Lake City




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.