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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Is that one of the Native Americans who complained?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Before the law but not before society. Hello, welcome to the awareness of racism.
    It was a bit of sarcasm.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    My earlier point was that White men were discriminated against in that the Irish and Jewish White men were treated rather badly when they came to the US.

    Now because they have advanced and are for the most part successful, they no longer have a right to complain about anything.

    In this case, maybe at one time, like back in 1898, the term Redskin had a derogatory connotation, but it doesn't anymore, so why is anybody upset about the team using the Word?
    What makes you think that it's no longer derogatory?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    What I am saying is that in the past, no one thought twice about using "faggot" or "queer" in a derogatory fashion. Gay folks were a virtually invisible group. There was no resistance. The offense wasn't large enough for people to take notice or think was worth addressing. Even farther back people had the same attitude about using the n-word. When minority groups are marginalized in this fashion it takes people in the majority population to help get their cause noticed. It takes time to build up a resistance to the tyranny of the majority.
    Well, if Daniel Schneider bows to this crap then maybe 'the Washington "faggots" would be appropriate....
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You also lost Gavin Floyd for the season tonite with a broken right arm .
    As if we didn't have enough problems.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    As you noted earlier, back when ESPN tried to call the Braves the Bravos but it did not stick? I just read that several newspapers are claiming they will no longer call the redskins by their names, in their publications. Which sounds like a guaranteed way to turn off lot of readers at a time when newspapers are having a hard time staying in business in the first place. Should be interesting to see what comes of the inevitable court case coming from Synder.
    I agree, all the PC crap has gone way overboard.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I might have told you about Dad being stationed in Richmond during the '50s--they still have the AAA Braves.
    And grew up with the Boston Braves in Maine--don't remember any problem with that name.

    Just add a great word like "PRIDE" after the Redskin logo and gear, as a new beginning.
    "INSPIRE" is another great word that does justice to all races and ethnics.
    I'll try to track down my 10 Indian commandmants poster .

    The Braves AAA Farm team is just north of Atlanta in Gwinette County. It has been for over 5 years of so now.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am sure they see some compensation in the future.

    If this was a AAA baseball team or a college team that makes nomoney, they wouldn't have wasted their time.
    Probably so.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I feel that the US government just got itself a HUGE civil lawsuit from the owners of the Washington Redskins. I'm not a patent attorney, but I feel sure that 'not hurting someone's feelings' aren't mentioned in the requirements for a trademark.
    No matter what we do ...someone ...a 1% or less will be offended ..to NOT , never hurt anyone's feeling, IMO, is impossible..
    I think a huge lawsuit will emerge ..and guess who pays for this silliness..

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Who will you liberals go after next? The Cleveland Browns? You can probably find at least one or two African Americans offended by that name.
    The Cleveland Browns was named in reference to Brownies, a mythical race of pixie like fey. While laughably ridiculous as the name of a FOOTBALL team, it's not referencing a race. So this is kind of a strange argument.

    That said, apparently as long as 10% of a population that one can declare a "minority" is offended by something, regardless of the legitimacy of the reason for that offense, that's enough for some people so who knows.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Then why wait 47 years for the change?
    To be fair, individuals here and there have been fighting the name for many years. It's just getting greater attention currently, likely because the Redskins became nationally relevant again recently. Not surprising, the last time this got a lot of coverage was during the Redskin's Super Bowl era; however, news was not nearly as ubiqutious as it is now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So when's the lawsuit against cracker barrel?
    Tell me this was a joke as opposed to a legitimate statement. The "Cracker" in Cracker Barrel isn't referring to white people.

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