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Momentum builds for a Redskins name change, and one man can make it happen

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    who gets to decide what is racist and declare it as fact?
  2. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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    Offensive on a couple of levels - all their games would be blacked out.
  3. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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    Is part of this the constantly-changing politically-correct name for a group of people.

    For example, the Intuit were know as the Eskimo....there were several other names for African-Americans that are no longer proper.

    So is "Redskins" one of those names that was political-correct, but not now?
  4. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    In New York. The St. John's Red Men was changed to Red Storm.
  5. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    To me some people just look for reasons to be offended/slighted, and other's don't.
  6. bklyn1028

    bklyn1028 Member

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    You are absolutely correct. I truly believe some people just want their faces in the limelight.

    This is tantamount to that superbowl VW commercial the guy talking like a Jamaican. Some moron wanted to get it banned, thank God VW, and Coke (the arab guy on a camel) stuck to their guns.
    Anyway.....the Jamaican minister said he wasn't offended in the slightest..in fact he welcomed it, said everyone should be jamaican when they visit....
  7. DallasJ7

    DallasJ7 Active Member

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    It's long past time to change the Redskins, and I wouldn't consider myself politically correct at all. It's not about that - it's about decency and getting rid of a double standard. It is more or less the equivalent of calling a team the Wetbacks (I hope that's okay in context, mods) or being generous, the Negroes (for many Native Americans, it is as offensive as the n-word). I've spoken with a number of Native Americans about this, and while a couple didn't have much of a problem, most of them were definitely bothered by it.

    And if even you feel the term redskin isn't an offensive epithet, another thing about this issue that really bothers many Natives is that they are the only ethnic group for which it is considered acceptable to have a mascot. You'd never have a team called the African-Americans/Jews/Pacific-Islanders, or some equivalent. The closest I can think of is the Fighting Irish, which is kind of a special case, and more of a nationality than ethnicity.
  8. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    How is the Chiefs not offensive too? What is next? animal activists going after teams like the Eagles and Cardinals and Falcons because their logos look too mean?
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you are politically correct. Your whole post shows that
  10. slaga

    slaga Member

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    There are the Vikings, Celtics, Chiefs, Braves, Indians, Warriors, Edmonton Eskimos, Brooklyn Redmen, Seminoles, Choctaws, etc.

    There is a whole list of them here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports_team_names_and_mascots_derived_from_indigenous_peoples

    If you look at high schools, you have the Mohicans, Aztecs, among others.
  11. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    i want to find some tall people that find the NY GIants name offensive and force the team to change it and see how far that goes?

    no one complains and whines like NY to get their way.
  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I am Celtic. Now that I think about it, I'm offended.

    Actually, I'm Anglo-Celtic, but I might as well look for a reason to be offended like so many others.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I think the idea is that Redskin is offensive and other names aren't. Whether or not you agree with it is up to you, but surely you can understand why someone might see the difference between the two?
  14. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    Someone can be offended by just about anything. Some atheist of my fellow atheists are pretty much offended by the mention of God or uses of the Bible to verify actions.
  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I belong to the Wichita tribe and I don't find it offensive, but I can see how it is offensive. With that said, our people have more pressing issues than the name of an NFL team.
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    the fact that the politically correct tend to waste times on trivial matters is just another reason to ignore them
  17. Sonny#9

    Sonny#9 Well-Known Member

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    It really says something when Cowboys fans are defending the Redskins...
  18. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Well, both franchises have been shafted by Mara and Goddell recently, and have not been in the SB for the better part of 2 decades...
  19. Sifillest

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    Meh. I hate em regardless, they just swept us this year and sent us home crying in our cereal. That name is iconic, but if the people who inspired it so long ago are genuinely offended...why not change it? Only if the majority are truly offended tho. Otherwise, let it be.
  20. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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    We have discussed what we think the Native American thinks.

    Is there a forum of Native Americans discussing what they think about this?

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