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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964...
    Yes, and her statement was something along the lines of "How can it be racist if Native Americans like it?" - well, that's just ridiculous. Black people flocked to the Negro League games. That didn't make their creation any less racist or the result of a racist process. The whole concept of naming a team after a race of people is alien to me though. I simply don't see how a person can claim that there is nothing "racial" or even "racialist" about trying to make money on the backs of romanticized noble savage memorabilia that nobody in the team has any relation to. The fact that they expect no criticism for it is kind of like those black people who set up Chinese restaurants and then expect no criticism when people point out some of the food isn't even Chinese.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And there is an instance were you could say to a Native American, "Hey yo! Indian!" or, "What up Chief?!"

    Sure you could... and get a tomahawk in the skull as a response!
    Thanks for proving the point of post 501
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It appears we already have one...lol!
    It's been stated that baby steps work best to lull people when an agenda is being pushed, and the desired result is total conformity. Too much change all at once makes people suspicious and skeptical, it seems.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, and her statement was something along the lines of "How can it be racist if Native Americans like it?" - well, that's just ridiculous. Black people flocked to the Negro League games. That didn't make their creation any less racist or the result of a racist process. The whole concept of naming a team after a race of people is alien to me though. I simply don't see how a person can claim that there is nothing "racial" or even "racialist" about trying to make money on the backs of romanticized noble savage memorabilia that nobody in the team has any relation to. The fact that they expect no criticism for it is kind of like those black people who set up Chinese restaurants and then expect no criticism when people point out some of the food isn't even Chinese.
    The Redskins are a racist league played by Redskins and that white people wouldn't be caught alive participating in? Are you actually trying to parallel the two?

    Thanks for proving the point of post 501
    The point was that Tres's point is correct. You made a weak analogy... the two are not analogous. The Civil Rights Act prohibits such things as the Negro League. The Redskins football organization are not the same. You are welcome to try again if you like though...
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, and her statement was something along the lines of "How can it be racist if Native Americans like it?" - well, that's just ridiculous.
    Always the 'race card'…


    Redskins: The debate over the Washington football team's name incorrectly invokes history.

    In 2005, the Indian language scholar Ives Goddard of the Smithsonian Institution published a remarkable and consequential study of redskin's early history. His findings shifted the dates for the word's first appearance in print by more than a century and shed an awkward light on the contemporary debate. Goddard found, in summary, that "the actual origin of the word is entirely benign."

    Redskin, he learned, had not emerged first in English or any European language. The English term, in fact, derived from Native American phrases involving the color red in combination with terms for flesh, skin, and man. These phrases were part of a racial vocabulary that Indians often used to designate themselves in opposition to others whom they (like the Europeans) called black, white, and so on.

    But the language into which those terms for Indians were first translated was French. The tribes among whom the proto forms of redskin first appeared lived in the area of the upper Mississippi River called Illinois country. Their extensive contact with French-speaking colonists, before the French pulled out of North America, led to these phrases being translated, in the 1760s, more or less literally as peau-rouge and only then into English as redskin. It bears mentioning that many such translators were mixed-blood Indians.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Isn't it funny how white liberals are always telling the egreived groups they should be offended?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Isn't it funny how white liberals are always telling the egreived groups they should be offended?
    It's tactical. They have to continue to pit races against each other to rhetorically and politically stay relevant. Mid terms are coming up ya know.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Isn't it funny how white liberals are always telling the egreived groups they should be offended?
    If everyone got along all the time, white, black, male, female, rich, poor, etc… what would the left have to campaign on? Serious question.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    If everyone got along all the time, white, black, male, female, rich, poor, etc… what would the left have to campaign on? Serious question.
    The question is what do they really stand for? Victimhood? I mean really, what else do they talk about besides some group being a victim?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    As to the whole 5 people is quorum enough thing… I shall quote Hillary (of all people) … because it fits…

    "“We cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” - Hillary Clinton
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