Letter: Time for the U. to catch up

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune To celebrate the Ute Proud campaign, a partnership between the Ute tribe and the University of Utah, and Native American Heritage Month, members of the Ute tribe filled the basketball court in dance during halftime of the University of Utah and UC Riverside game, November 21, 2014, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

Why is there no talk of changing the University of Utah’s mascot?

Racism is being addressed all over the United States. Many places are proactively changing slogans and marketing images. Universities are removing racist statues and renaming buildings — but the U. is clinging to its shameful Ute image?

This embarrassment should have been eliminated many years ago.

Catch up, U. of U.

Xander Gordon, Salt Lake City

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