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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He's not wrong about that. It's the only poll anyone is aware of which was exclusively comprised of Native Americans. 9 out of 10 did not believe the name was offensive:


    http://cdn.annenbergpublicpolicycent..._09-24_pr2.pdf
    Well, I took a poll last Christmas in my living room. Three out of three Natives said the name sucks.
    They were unanimous about the Cleveland Indians logo, too. But like I said, it doesn't matter.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhisattva View Post
    ninety percent of indians took that position,

    http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycent...s_09-24_pr.pdf
    copycat!

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No offense but that post sounds like it was written by a drunk...
    Lol, now who could take offense to that?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I say we send the other 10 percent back to India.

    Seriously though, I think at best, it's racially insensitive. I don't mind being in the minority, but I do consider it a slur.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He's not wrong about that. It's the only poll anyone is aware of which was exclusively comprised of Native Americans. 9 out of 10 did not believe the name was offensive:


    http://cdn.annenbergpublicpolicycent..._09-24_pr2.pdf
    That's interesting to see it in writing. I had heard the same thing, but never seen it in black and white. I don't see why anyone would give a flying leap what a sports team is called. We went though this about 10 years ago when all these PC goody two shoes tried to get the Braves name changed. Heck during the height of it, even some ESPN announcer were calling the Braves, the Bravos. What the heck is a Bravo?

    Perhaps all these goody two shoes who want the name changed so bad would be better off to put all that energy into helping the Indians achieve a better life. They seem to think if the name is changed, then all is right with the world.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    What's wrong with any of those racial slurs? If they have a right to use a racial slur, they should be able to use any racial slur.
    You are absolutely right. They should be able to use any slur that they want to. It's called freedom of speech. And if they are stupid enough to call their team the Washington niggers than I an thousands of other people would boycott the team in every way possible until they were run out of business. It is not the governments job to control speech just because it might hurt someone's feelings. And what you call your team or business is freedom of speech

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I believe you're wrong about that, and I also believe that it doesn't matter.
    How Many Native Americans Think ‘Redskins’ is a Slur? CBS DC

    There are Native American schools that call their teams Redskins. The term is used affectionately by some natives, similar to the way the N-word is used by some African-Americans. In the only recent poll to ask native people about the subject, 90 percent of respondents did not consider the term offensive, although many question the cultural credentials of the respondents.
    Have anything other than a belief to counter this?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    How Many Native Americans Think ‘Redskins’ is a Slur? CBS DC



    Have anything other than a belief to counter this?
    Nope.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Nope.
    Well, I give you much credit for being honest and not arguing with nothing to back the argument. Those seem to be pretty rare to see.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    copycat!
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