Re. Augsburg Cryptids: a note from the author

Eve Taft, Staff Writer

It has been brought to my attention that one of the entries in my “Augsburg Cryptids” features article was offensive, namely, the section about Nabo. While writing the article, which was a spoof of a buzzfeed type article, I was thinking about fantasy settings like Harry Potter. However, I failed to take into account that some of the language I used in the article could be perceived as derogatory to immigrants. This was an unintentional oversight, and I am sincerely sorry for it. I take full responsibility for the problem and recognize that impact is more important than intent. Going forward, I’ll do my best to consider the implications of any language I use and avoid such mistakes.
If anyone would like to contact me about this issue, my email is tafte@augsburg.edu.

This article first appeared in the Friday, January 26, 2018, Edition of The Echo.