I see the latest thread on this subject on the Exeter Forum, like all those before it, has also now been deleted.
The thread, titled ‘Here we go again’ – an indication of how many times the moderator there has resorted to censorship of the subject – was for the best part well balanced, reasoned and civil. The moderator actually claimed to be open to (at least considering) ‘change’ if there were any evidence of indigenous voices opposed to the Exeter brand (something I’d already provided in the previous thread that was deleted), yet when links to those indigenous voices where again provided, the ad hominem and selective censorship began. I missed the final stages, but I guess once the moderator had emboldened others to again dismiss the argument as nothing but PC snowflakery, it became necessary to then delete the contrary evidence, and then the whole thread.
Conversely, the group of Exeter supports who are calling for an end to the ‘Indian’ brand took the time and effort to open up the debate and listen to those actually effected, by hosting a Q&A with a panel of Indigenous Peoples living in the UK and US.
Their voices can be heard here.