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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    So Natural Born Killers portrays white people to be homicidal maniacs?

    C'mon, The Godfather portrays some Italians in that light, not all.
    Ok, and the Washington Redskins offends a minute minority of Native Americans, not the vast majority.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    So Natural Born Killers portrays white people to be homicidal maniacs?

    C'mon, The Godfather portrays some Italians in that light, not all.
    Which Italian in that movie was not a killer? Even Michael ended up killing a cop and a rival. OK, maybe Mamma didn't kill anyone.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    If it is universal to all races and all peoples across all times why did it need a special mention for Native Americans. Also, who were the savages; the people who were cheated, murdered, rounded up, murdered some more, then deported to camps in the middle of no where or the people who carried out those crimes?

    No, you made a special point of saying that "some" of the Native Americans were savages.. as if that somehow justifies our treatment of them. Intellectual honesty says that our treatment of the Native Americans and slavery are the two darkest moments in our history.
    I haven't denied the darkest part of the history either. History is what it is. And if we are honest historians we don't get to pick the part of history we like and ignore the less commendable, and we don't get to pick something bad in the history and present it as if that is all the history there is or all that is important.

    But because the Indian people--our "Native Americans" around here mostly refer to themselves as "Indians" so I do too--were treated badly in their history, must we assume that it is shameful somehow to refer to any of their history now? And while we can tease or caricature or utilize a real or mythical trait of almost any other ethnic group for fun and profit, that Native American people are somehow too fragile or unworthy to be included in that?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    They can't sue Chinese bootleggers now. There are no international trademark laws. They can sue if the distributor is here in the US.
    I would guess most NFL paraphernalia is purchased in the USA.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Which Italian in that movie was not a killer? Even Michael ended up killing a cop and a rival. OK, maybe Mamma didn't kill anyone.
    The sister. Connie was pretty innocent.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The sister. Connie was pretty innocent.
    Which one was she (actress)?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Which one was she (actress)?
    That was the girl who played Adrian in Rocky.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    If they were the Washington Braves, I'd say let it be. If they were the Washington Creek, I'd say let it be. Hell, even if they were the Washington Tomahawks. I'd see no reason for change. But, Redskins? I can definitely see why a lot of people take issue with that.
    A lot of folks here DO take issue with that. But why? It was a common reference to a group of people without any more negative connotation that the terms 'black man' or 'white man' have now. Some use the terms in a derogatory manner and some do not, but the terms themselves are not derogatory. So why is 'red man' derogatory in a context in which it is honored? Or the nonsexist version of that "Redskins?" What makes it wrong to use that term?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    They should just change the name to the Niggers. I mean, that's fine right? It honors them.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    This is just now being announced, so there isn't much out there yet:
    What is disparaging about a baseball team?

    Greetings, Beaudreaux.

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