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sorry if this has already been posted.
they are going with pigskins instead. I'm a lifelong ... redskins fan. it's hard to defend that the name isn't racist as heck.
ideally snyder will eventually build a new stadium in dc proper and give the team a new name. it would be nice to have it be native american related too.
From the blog Shutdown Corner: There's long been arguments about the political correctness of the Washington Redskins' nickname -- some feel that it is a pejorative term, and many Native Americans find it offensive. The nickname was given to the team in 1933 by … Continue reading →
please just change the goddamn name
If there was a team called the Alabama Blackskins, what year would they have had to change their name?
Redskins, Braves, and Indians all need to go. I doubt they ever will though.
I don't find Braves to be offensive.
The Indians need to stop using that grinning Indian logo.
Good...... and I love the Skins.
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In Alabama? never.
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I know Snyder has "Washington Warriors" trademarked and that would presumably still use American Indian imagery. It drops the racist name, but would people still consider it offensive? Instead he should go with the name of the tribe that originally inhabited the area. Nacotchtank. The Washington Nacotchtank.
i dont think it is. I mean, "Knights" isn't offensive, nor is "Cavaliers" or anything else -- these are primarily military names, used because they conjure strength and aggression and not racial stereotypes. I don't think "Braves" is that bad for the same reason -- the tomahawk chop is pretty awful though. But, it is a copout. A complete break from the team's racist history would be for the best.
"Indians" and "redskins" have to go. using a slur and a minority group as a mascot for your franchise just completely marginalizes and reduces an entire group of American citizens. And, well, that sucks a lot.
What's crazy to me is how little play it gets. Its literally the most racist thing in mainstream entertainment right now and it never gets talked about. To me, Indians as a team name is borderline but the logo has to go at the very least.
The Indians have moved away from the Indian logo, no? Didn't they wear this cap most of the season?
The Redskins should do the right thing and change their name to the Bullets.
i'm not sure they've formally retired it
There's a direct correlation between how inflexible you are on the Redskins nickname and the likelihood you are a mouthbreather.
Am I the only one that doesn't think it's a big deal? Is there even a Native American outcry to change the name, or is it just the PC-crowd that cares?
When I think "Redskins", I think of the football team in DC, nothing more.
** Though I wouldn't particularly care if the changed the name either. And if it actually offends people I'm not aware of, they probably should.
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Am I the only one that doesn't think it's a big deal? - Nope
Is there even a Native American outcry to change the name - Not really
I went to a game at Progressive Field last month and they had Chief Wahoo merchandise galore in the team shop.
doesn't matter one bit.
What if they dropped the indian imagery, put a "w" or something on the helmet, and said the "red" in redskins referred to the burgundy on the uniforms? The reason I ask is because I think that these days most people associate the term strictly with the football team.
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I've spent a ton of time in areas with high Native American populations the past two weeks, and not a single person told me he or she finds the name Redskins offensive.
Yeah the only people who care about the name are white people who like to complain about things.
This is the point. There probably isn't a single person who uses the term with regard to Native Americans. There probably isn't a single person who's heard the term used in a derogatory fashion. You probably have to convince Native Americans that they should be offended by the term. The terms only use is with regard to the football team. It may have been a slur at one time but it is not anymore. It simply refers to a professional football team.
So does the fact that the n-word is used among some African-Americans to refer to each other mean it's OK to use it as a team name? It's not really a slur anymore, at least one that's used in public.
Not really a slur anymore? Is that why you say "n-word", even on an anonymous message board? Of course its a slur.
if you were in an argument with a native american would you call him a Redskin?
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