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Not sure why people care about keeping the Redskins name

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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:59 PM
 

If it were the Blackskins or the Whiteskins it would have already been changed. Just call them the Washington Indians & move on to something important.

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I'm not a native, but I would think Indian is more offensive


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:06 PM
 

I know the precedent was set with the Cleveland Indians, but given that they aren't, in fact, from India, I would have thought that being called an Indian would be more offensive.

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Re: I'm not a native, but I would think Indian is more offensive


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:15 PM
 

Some people need to stop being such cry babies. (Not attacking poster, just speaking in general terms)Put your big boy pants on and do not let words hurt your "feelings." Next thing you know, everybody is going to want a trophy for just signing up to play a sport. Or they are going to stop keeping score so the children do not learn about winning and loosing in life.


The Redskins are my favorite pro team.


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:25 PM
 

I agree people need to have a little thicker skin. Otherwise, in fifty years all teams will just be numbers: Yay, go team 14! team 26 is a bunch pansies!

That said, I grew up learning that 'Redskins' was not a racially insensitive word. It was more of an honorific title. Thus, I find this whole drama strange. However, I do know that if I was a minority and a team name was what I had grown up learning was a term to belittle my people, I would lobby for its removal. I'm not saying 'Redskins' is an example of this, just in general terms. These five people who brought up the lawsuit obviously feel that way. I just wish there was an accurate way of polling the Native American tribes to see how they feel collectively.

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Right on man!!!!!


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 9:29 PM
 

I call all my black employees the N word. If they have a problem i'm like toughen up...

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Re: Right on man!!!!!


Posted: Jun 19, 2014 8:22 AM
 

Context is your friend here.


Re: Not sure why people care about keeping the Redskins name

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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:10 PM
 

I personally find the word Washington more offensive than the nickname Redskins.


just wait until the day


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:17 PM
 

animals, reptiles, and birds can talk.


yankees, cowboys, pirates, padres, angels, patriots

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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 9:10 PM
 

offend me

I remember when sports was an outlet from gov/pc crap, now they're bringing it in and ruining what was good

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Posted: Jun 19, 2014 2:38 AM
 

Washington has become the enemy of the people. They are about to if not already bankrupt us. The rhino Republicans are as bad as the Dems on this issue. I say kick em all out!


What about our gov't calling our missiles


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:26 PM
 

Tomahawks and our attack helicopter 's apache........guess Barry will take care of that too.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 7:38 PM
 

I agree with 80. If I were an American Indian, I would not want Washington tied to me in any way, shape, or form.

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Or that Osama Bin Laden's code name was "Geronimo"***


Posted: Jun 19, 2014 4:02 AM
 




I don't understand why a small group of indians want


Posted: Jun 18, 2014 9:07 PM
 

it gone.... then what.

funny they can name a casino after Indians, but not a team.

$10 this group is non-profit, lives off gov money and looks for things to ##### about.

nobody cares but a few Indians, a few democrats and one sorry ### president

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I don't think there are any Indians involved in this at all

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Posted: Jun 19, 2014 3:27 AM
 

It's all lefty white people trying to show how non-racist they are.
Which is a white thing, anyway. Non-whites give a rat's ### about being racist. And I'm not just talking about our Afro-American friends, I mean internationally. Chinese, Japanese, India-Indians, etc care not a whit about the perception of 'racist' remarks.

All the Indian/Native Amer names for teams are honors. Think about it, if it were a slur there would have been teams named for blacks back in the day.

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Re: Not sure why people care about keeping the Redskins name

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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 9:13 PM
 

It's more principle than anything else. Too much intrusive government. If it is really offensive then the public would react by not attending or buying their merchandise, for of them to change or risk damaging profit losses. But because many people do go to the games and buy the merchandise it must not have really been that offensive.


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Posted: Jun 18, 2014 9:18 PM
 

I'm a white person. And if some team wants to rename themselves the Whiteskins, I don't have a problem with it. I really can't see why anyone else would have a problem with it either.


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