Tuesday, May 25, 2004

To hell with your degree

Vine Deloria, Jr. is a scholar and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux nation. He has written books such as Custer Died for Your Sins and God is Red.

According to Diane Carman, the University of Colorado recently offered Deloria an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

He turned it down because he was ashamed of the way CU recently covered up and ignored the rape and recruiting scandal involving the CU football team. The CU Coach reportedly pressured women to not pursue rape charges against players. One advocate describes the program as having a rape culture.

Vine Deloria, Jr. is my new hero. A scholar and a man of principle.

May we all have his courage to speak truth to power.

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