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Tiberius
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Apparently the name and logo for this NFL team has sparked controversy and native American Indians now want the team to change it because all of a sudden they find it to be racist.:S

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Topic starter Posted : March 13, 2013 9:08 pm
VT2VI
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It's been going on for a few years now. But it seems that they are really pushing for the name to be change.

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Posted : March 14, 2013 12:20 pm
Tiberius
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It's been going on for a few years now. But it seems that they are really pushing for the name to be change.

I just don't understand why all of a sudden. I don't know squat about football but they've been around longer than a few years. Right?
If a new franchise chose that name then I can see a problem.*-)

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Topic starter Posted : March 14, 2013 1:43 pm
VT2VI
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Yeah, they have been around for many years. But people are becoming so PC now to anything that could be offensive.
So we should now call them the Washington Natives? :S

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Posted : March 14, 2013 2:08 pm
Jamison
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Beat writers like Mike Weiss bring this up every year to sell papers and make money. Every single year, right after the season.

Native Americans don't find it offensive, why should anybody else.

Did you see the VW ad with the white guy who spoke like a Jamaican? It was funny as hell, but it got pulled because they said it was racist.

I think we all know what racism is and this ain't it. Just because a person is offended, doesn't mean they're right.

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Posted : March 14, 2013 2:29 pm
Linda J
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If a person is offended, then the activity is offensive, at least to that person. If I was trying to sell something, be it cars or season tickets, I'd try to avoid offending my customer base.

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Posted : March 14, 2013 3:35 pm
Jamison
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The Redskin fan base and Native Americans aren't offended.

Just because someone is offended, doesn't mean something is offensive.

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Posted : March 14, 2013 4:11 pm
Tiberius
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I'm Italian American. I wasn't offended by the Sopranos when it was on. I don't remember anyone trying to get it off the air. The Mafia is part of Italian heritage. Personally if I were offended by it then I'm ashamed of being Italian. Which is definately not the case.

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Topic starter Posted : March 14, 2013 4:51 pm
speee1dy
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i lived in the area, this is brought up all of the time. last i heard it was not offensive to the native americans.

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Posted : March 14, 2013 7:44 pm
IslandHops
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To be truly representative of their region, they should change the name of the team to the Washington Road-blockers, or Stalemates, or Obstructionists or, perish the thought - the Washington Lawyers. 😎

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Posted : March 19, 2013 2:54 pm
VT2VI
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that's a good idea. 😛

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Posted : March 20, 2013 12:44 pm
IslandHops
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After my recent success toward restoration of the STX-STT ferry service, don't be too surprised to see the Washington Blockers come next season. (Hold please for commissioner Goodell on line 1). 😎

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Posted : March 20, 2013 7:44 pm
csj092809
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We should rename the Atlanta Falcons the Atlanta Honkies or maybe Oakland Raiders the Oakland Gangbangers. The Miami Spics? Minnesota Ragheads? Sounds silly? It is offensive to a large population of the Native American community. It is not PC, it is respect. Sometimes you just do something because it is the respectful thing to do. End of story.
Does it really affect you personally what the name of the team is? Is it really infringing on your personal freedoms?
I didn't think so.

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Posted : March 22, 2013 5:10 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Does it really affect you personally what the name of the team is? Is it really infringing on your personal freedoms?
I didn't think so.

exacctly!

so lets just leave it "redskins"

the PC movement is going to destroy this country, unless it's a freely made decision with no outside thuggish pressures I wouldn't support this name change business.

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Posted : March 22, 2013 5:58 pm
csj092809
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Does it really affect you personally what the name of the team is? Is it really infringing on your personal freedoms?
I didn't think so.

exacctly!

so lets just leave it "redskins"

the PC movement is going to destroy this country, unless it's a freely made decision with no outside thuggish pressures I wouldn't support this name change business.

Do you know how ridiculous you sound?

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Posted : March 22, 2013 6:36 pm
Tiberius
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Does it really affect you personally what the name of the team is? Is it really infringing on your personal freedoms?
I didn't think so.

exacctly!

so lets just leave it "redskins"

the PC movement is going to destroy this country, unless it's a freely made decision with no outside thuggish pressures I wouldn't support this name change business.

Do you know how ridiculous you sound?

I agree with LF. Where does it end? Apparently native Americans aren't offended by this so who keeps stirring things up? They've had that name since the 30's.
If it were a new franchise then I would agree. It seems like someone wakes up one morning and has to find something to pick on.
Aunt Jemima was founded in 1889 and one day more than 100 years later, someone with a woke up with a hardon and found it offensive.

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Topic starter Posted : March 23, 2013 1:58 pm
IslandHops
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We should rename the Atlanta Falcons the Atlanta Honkies ....

Na, it would never sell. On the other hand, if you go with the Atlanta Rednecks - boy that's a marketing dream! They could coordinate events with Bass fishing, WWF, and Nascar. 😎

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Posted : March 25, 2013 3:12 pm
Tiberius
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You know you're a redneck when you've been married 3 times and you have the same inlaws.

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Topic starter Posted : March 25, 2013 3:33 pm
Jamison
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You know you're a redneck when you've been married 3 times and you have the same inlaws.

I believe they prefer the term "Appalachian Americans"

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Posted : March 25, 2013 5:33 pm
Tiberius
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You know you're a redneck when you've been married 3 times and you have the same inlaws.

I believe they prefer the term "Appalachian Americans"

And what do the Atlanta Honkies prefer?

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Topic starter Posted : March 26, 2013 2:31 pm
IslandHops
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You know you're a redneck when you've been married 3 times and you have the same inlaws.

I believe they prefer the term "Appalachian Americans"

And what do the Atlanta Honkies prefer?

Banjo music?

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Posted : April 2, 2013 2:26 pm
crazyflamingo
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Interesting article on CNN this morning regarding this topic.

http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/04/native-american-mascots-pride-or-prejudice/?hpt=hp_c1

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Posted : April 7, 2013 12:57 pm
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