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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Why? Why is it a racist slur? It certainly isn't a racist slur when I say Washington Redskins. It certainly isn't a racist slur when I quote a movie line that 'the redskins are coming'. It is a reference to a people sometimes represented historically as savages--which was accurate in many cases--or the 'noble redskin' which was accurate in many cases. "Redskin or red man" is certainly more descriptive of the people than is 'Indian' or 'Native American' just as 'white man' or 'white' or 'black man' or 'black' is more descriptive of a people than is "European" or "African American" which so few of us are that it is statistically insignificant.

    Why not promote the positive image within the word instead of demanding that it be seen as racially disparaging or any other connotation. Should people be embarrassed or feel denigrated because their skin is of a particular predominant hue more than any other people?
    She identifies the negative connotation the word still has....and wonders why it has a negative connotation.

    FFS....it is as if the left hand is unaware of what the right hand is doing.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Because of the way the US treated the Native Americans 100 years or more ago.
    Women were treated badly 100 years or more ago too. Should Baylor be forced to change the name of their female sports teams from "Lady Bears"?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    She identifies the negative connotation the word still has....and wonders why it has a negative connotation.

    FFS....it is as if the left hand is unaware of what the right hand is doing.
    So we should never mention the negative components of accurate history? You did fail to highlight that qualifier you know, which makes your characterization rather intellectually dishonest. Do you feel that it is not right to mention the negative components of history of people other than Native Americans too? That should be off limits? Or is it just the red man who should be exempt from having to deal with their less than commendable past while it is okay that the rest of us know about ours?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    If a handful of hypersensitive weenies want to act all butt-hurt over the name "Redskins", then I say change it to "The Cavalry". Might as well sort it out and go with the side that actually won the war. If the native Americans don't feel that having a team named after them is an honor, then name the team after the Cavalry, I say. Problem feckin' solved.

    P.S. We won the war in Iraq. You remember this, don't you?



    And the Korean war was a stalemate, not a loss.
    You must not have been paying attention to recent events in Iraq. And Saddam was just an arrogant bully. We left, job not done country is devolving into hell.
    I don't call that a win. Stalemate is not a win.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Women were treated badly 100 years or more ago too. Should Baylor be forced to change the name of their female sports teams from "Lady Bears"?
    Did the bears complain?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You must not have been paying attention to recent events in Iraq. And Saddam was just an arrogant bully. We left, job not done country is devolving into hell.
    I don't call that a win. Stalemate is not a win.
    I've been paying attention. We left the country with a running government holding independent elections. We left the country with a government in place that felt they had everything under control. That was a win. What happens now has nothing to do with whether or not we won the war in Iraq. By every measure we did.

    But if you have a bitch to make about it, take it up with Obama. Just one more thing to kick his ass over.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    In reality all they would need to show is a group which is disparaged over it and I'm sure they can line up people for that even if it is a small few. They would lose a lawsuit like this, especially with the government backing up the Patent Office.

    It's an abuse of government power IMO in this case.
    Sorry if this seems ridiculous, but I believe that is where we are heading. Could the Giant's have their trademark pulled if people over 7 feet thought is was offensive? Slippery slope.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Bears also offend a portion of the gay community and don't get me started on the Canucks.
    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 Blue_State View Post
    Sorry if this seems ridiculous, but I believe that is where we are heading. Could the Giant's have their trademark pulled if people over 7 feet thought is was offensive? Slippery slope.
    Does anybody think the U.S. Patent office came up with this nonsense all on its own? Does anybody really believe that the U.S. Patent Office is not being used by people in high places to make brownie points with a particular constituency ahead of the up coming elections?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    So we should never mention the negative components of accurate history? You did fail to highlight that qualifier you know, which makes your characterization rather intellectually dishonest. Do you feel that it is not right to mention the negative components of history of people other than Native Americans too? That should be off limits? Or is it just the red man who should be exempt from having to deal with their less than commendable past while it is okay that the rest of us know about ours?
    Are we talking about the term "Redskin" here...or not?

    The term STILL HAS negative, racist components to it, WHICH YOU ADMITTED TO.....and yet you cannot bring yourself to admit it should not be used by a NFL team (I suppose if a NFL team was named "The Washington Niggers" you would not have an issue with that....even while you admit it has racist connotations) and instead make the "everything is not perfect" argument to distract from the debate........and to top it off, you accuse me of not being intellectually honest!

    Good grief.
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