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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    [QUOTE=rocket88;1063421853]Racial slur to racial slur.[quote]

    So cracker is equivalent to nigger?

    Is it only racial slurs that you apply absolute equivalency to? Towel Head or Wetback or Slant Eyes isn't equivalent to nigger because it's not "racial"? I'm trying to understand exactly how you're drawing your lines here.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So the Native Americans in AZ who live on a reservation and have 100% of the student population comprised of Native Americans and use the name "Redskins" for their sports teams are, what...stupid because they don't know that they are slurring themselves?
    Great, how many Native Americans play pro football in Washington?


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Great, how many Native Americans play pro football in Washington?
    Irrelevant.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    Back in the 80's, my high school where I was teaching was playing the Trojans in football.
    One of the signs put up by the chears was "Trash the Trojans".
    (Written in underneath was "after one use")

    To me it promotes courage, honor and spirit just as the Pittsburgh Pirates or Minnesota Vikings do. I am of Viking ancestry but do not find the Vikings offensive even though my ancestors murdered, raped, enslaved and pillaged innocent people for centuries.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Great, how many Native Americans play pro football in Washington?
    What does that have to do with my post?

    Why do they continue to use this racial slur for their own sports teams? Are they stupid?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    [QUOTE=Zyphlin;1063421890][QUOTE=rocket88;1063421853]Racial slur to racial slur.

    So cracker is equivalent to nigger?

    Is it only racial slurs that you apply absolute equivalency to? Towel Head or Wetback or Slant Eyes isn't equivalent to nigger because it's not "racial"? I'm trying to understand exactly how you're drawing your lines here.
    Go ahead, let's call the team the Towel Heads. See how far that gets you.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, a lot of them are even fans.
    Only problem with that is that being offended or not being offended is not a standard for whether something is derogatory. I'm not offended by the word "slut". Neither are some women. It doesn't mean the word is not derogatory.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    I'm not advocating forcing the Redskins to change their name. But they do deserve all of the PR backlash and boycotts that result from keeping the name. They have to decide if being called the redskins instead of just the skins worth that.
    That I agree with, though undoubtably for a different reason than you. The Redskins PR staff's incompetence rivals that of John Huntsman campaign managers in the last primary season. They've been RIDICULOUSLY stupid in this whole thing. The worst thing you can do with a ridiculous persons ridiculous bull**** is to actually respond to it as if it's legitimate and worthy of discussion. The Redskins had largely not addressed the issue for years and as such it would flare up once in a while but quickly die out because no one really gave a ****, the majority of native americans included. But for whatever idiotic reason the Redskins thought it'd be intelligent to try and make a comment against it at one those flare up points and then have CONTINUED to make comments over and over again....often in ridiculously stupid fashion...that has kept this going. At this point the various PR backlash (which is bad) and boycotts (Which are in reality largely irrelevant in terms of their impact thus far) are absolutely in large part their own doing.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Go ahead, let's call the team the Towel Heads. See how far that gets you.
    Well, nice way to strawman me as opposed to actually respond to my questions. About what I expect.

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