Petition update

Our Opinions Matter!

David Hernandez
Edinburg, TX, United States

Nov 17, 2014 — It saddens me that the Board of Regents continues to support such an insane decision! It doesn't surprise me though; with names like Foster, Powell, Hicks, Stillwell, etc.. it's no wonder why they can't relate to the opinions of our people. They can't even speak Spanish! Vaqueros was a “dandy” choice for them. I want to call something into question; Can Mr. Guy Bailey even speak Spanish? We already know he can’t pronounce the word Vaqueros correctly!

I am also ashamed that our very own Ernest Aliseda, the junior Regent appointed last year, has supported this racist mascot. You would think he would have some pride against being stereotyped!

This is not the time to keep quiet. I urge each and everyone of you to send the Board of Regents a letter, an email, a fax, or a phone call. Let them know that your opinions matters!

Office of the Board of Regents
Ashbel Smith Hall, Suite 820
201 West 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 499-4402
Fax: (512) 499-4425

Please join the students of UTPA and UTB this coming Thursday for the next scheduled protests and spread the word. Also, UTPA will also be having a Tuition and Fees forum this Thursday. But should we even bother giving our input on this silly issue? Will Guy Bailey even listen to our concerns?

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