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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Should the Cleveland Indians change thier name? How about the Florida Seminoles?

    The State of Oklahoma means "red people" in Choctaw. Might as well have the State change its name as well.

    Can anyone give examples of the NFL team name Washington Redskins being used as a racists remark? PC is out of control.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    These decisions shouldn't be made on whether or not a name is offensive. That's FAR too subjective a standard as people are prone to be offended by damned near anything and it opens the door for claims of offense solely for political or economic reasons.

    The standard needs to be one of whether or not the trademark causes substantial harm to the general public or to public order.
    But you agree that the name is pretty offensive right?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    But why? So long as there are no artificial barriers to choices, opportunities, access imposed by our public institutions, why do we need any other baseline at all?
    I know, I know, it sounds so nice and wonderful. Ok, we don't have baselines at all... and we get crap like this thread topic. Be careful what you wish for.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    But you agree that the name is pretty offensive right?
    Why? WHY is it offensive?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Maybe change the name to something more contemporary Native American. The Washington Slots? The Washington Casino's?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I know, I know, it sounds so nice and wonderful. Ok, we don't have baselines at all... and we get crap like this thread topic. Be careful what you wish for.
    Well, I'm referring to baselines imposed by the government. What are you basing baselines on and who do you think should establish them?

    Society has always formed its own rules of good/evil, right/wrong, proper/improper etc. within its own culture. Such rules are not 'law' to be punished via fine or jail or whatever, but are the expectations of a people in order to live in harmony. Rules like saying 'please' and 'thank you' and not using certain language in certain settings/company or removing your hat and standing when the National Anthem is played. Stuff like that.

    But I simply cannot come up with a rationale for why the word 'redskin' used to typify a beloved sports team is offensive. I understand that some say it is. But I bet they can't say why.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Why? WHY is it offensive?
    Is that a serious question? Um... Go to a reservation and start calling people "redskins". I'm pretty sure that if you then googled offensive the first thing that would pop up is a picture of you calling a Native American a redskin.
    It's a racist slur.

    I mean, feel free to defend the skins rights to be offensive; but pretending that it's not offensive is just wishful thinking.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Dan Snyder might want to give the name change some more thought at this point in time. While I think it's pure thought police idiocy that this happened, maybe his team will stop being such losers if he changes the name to something different. Like The Washington Cavalry.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I am beginning to think that "political correctness" is just something invented by white people to keep non-white people distracted and let everyone think they are winning some battle for rights, while the actual oppression against them continues.
    Sounds Orwellian.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Is that a serious question? Um... Go to a reservation and start calling people "redskins". I'm pretty sure that if you then googled offensive the first thing that would pop up is a picture of you calling a Native American a redskin.
    It's a racist slur.

    I mean, feel free to defend the skins rights to be offensive; but pretending that it's not offensive is just wishful thinking.
    Offensive is subjective. To 90+% of Native Americans, Redskins is not offensive. You can find a tiny minority who are offended by everything.

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