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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    There are a lot of progressive policies which are enabling...that's not to say they are racist. In fact, more whites benefit from them than black.

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    But, minorities are crippled by those policies at a higher rate.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    But, minorities are crippled by those policies at a higher rate.
    There are lots of things that cripple minorities at a higher rate.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    There are lots of things that cripple minorities at a higher rate.
    But, nothing like welfare.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    If it's offensive, why do so many Native American school districts refer to their athletes as "Redskins"? Why did 90% of Native Americans respond to the poll saying they were not offended by the use of "Redskins" in the name of a football team?
    The school here in Ohio dropped the name about 15 years ago. They are now the Redhawks.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Calling a team the Braves, Warriors, Black Hawks, even Indians is not the same as "Redskins". You don't see that?
    Of course it is. It is representative of a trait, and no more insulting than calling me a whiteskin. My skin is white (actually beige), but it's not an insult for someone to refer to my skin color. Now, if you call me a white mother****er, I'm going to be offended, but call me a white-skinned woman, bfd.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thor, how are you equating the LGBT/SSM issue with this? Do you think the Redskins are attempting to marginalize Native Americans in any way shape or form? Do you think they were being denied equal rights somehow?
    What I am saying is that in the past, no one thought twice about using "faggot" or "queer" in a derogatory fashion. Gay folks were a virtually invisible group. There was no resistance. The offense wasn't large enough for people to take notice or think was worth addressing. Even farther back people had the same attitude about using the n-word. When minority groups are marginalized in this fashion it takes people in the majority population to help get their cause noticed. It takes time to build up a resistance to the tyranny of the majority.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Makes you wonder what kind of emo kids are all butt-hurt over it, doesn't it? I've got Native American ancestors on my mother's side and I think this is pure attention-whoring.
    I've got them too, not to mention the Native Americans that brought the suit probably have a few Native ancestors too.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Morning Pol. Right on.

    Lost in this kerfuffle over the word is the Government stepping in to economically harm a legitimate organization because they feel like it.

    Are so many really trying to claim they have no problem with Government applying subjective rulings by personal whim?
    What's interesting too is the dissenting opinion on the matter from 1 of the 3 judges tasked with making this (ridiculous) decision. I forget his name but his dissent was online yesterday, and he said the petitioners (the 5 Native Americans) failed to prove that the term "Redskins" was disparaging at the time the trademarks were registered.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Of course it is. It is representative of a trait, and no more insulting than calling me a whiteskin. My skin is white (actually beige), but it's not an insult for someone to refer to my skin color. Now, if you call me a white mother****er, I'm going to be offended, but call me a white-skinned woman, bfd.
    Actually, it's not. Braves or Warriors would be the same as any military based mascot. Blackhawk is a tribe (or at least part of one). "Redskin" is a derogatory term.


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    What I am saying is that in the past, no one thought twice about using "faggot" or "queer" in a derogatory fashion. Gay folks were a virtually invisible group. There was no resistance. The offense wasn't large enough for people to take notice or think was worth addressing. Even farther back people had the same attitude about using the n-word. When minority groups are marginalized in this fashion it takes people in the majority population to help get their cause noticed. It takes time to build up a resistance to the tyranny of the majority.
    That doesn't answer my questions. PS I don't use either of those terms.

    Do you think the Redskins were attempting to marginalize Native Americans, and since we both agree that the LGBT community has been denied equal rights, specifically what equal rights do you think Native Americans were being denied?

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