University of New Mexico's conquistador seal is racist: Students

Published on 17 Apr 2016, 20:58
Native American students are protesting The University of New Mexico's official seal,which depicts a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman. The Albuquerque Journal reported that students in Kiva Club and members of advocacy group The Red Nation call the seal offensive. 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. Theirs shows a conquistador and frontiersman standing atop a pile of bones.University president Bob Frank said he would be open to discussing the students’ ideas.

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