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    Re: Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskin

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    First, let me be blunt and up front with you so you can possibly save your time (assuming you bother to read it). I will not continue wasn't my time past this post as you've obviously demonstrated you have no desire to engage in any kind of legitimate and honest debate as you have not bothered to actually bother to read what I write or the sources I linked to, as I'm going to CLEARLY show. I'm not going to waste any further breath after this post with a biased and prejudiced agenda driven hack on this issue who doesn't even take the time to even bother to read what the other side is ACTUALLY SAYING and instead responds by attacking strawmen and stereotypes.
    Bingo. Full points plus bonus.
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    Re: Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Really? How is the Redskins' fight song hijacking on a thread about the Redskins' name?
    What does it prove?

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    Re: Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskin

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    What does it prove?
    Not meant to prove anything. Just treating DPers to some great lyrics.
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    Re: Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Not meant to prove anything. Just treating DPers to some great lyrics.
    I didn't know them, so thank you. I also didn't know that it's the second oldest professional football team fight song (according to Wiki, the oldest fight song by seven years is "Go! You Packers! Go!", which was composed in 1931). Hail to the Redskins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskin

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    What does it prove?
    The 2,128 Native American Mascots People Aren’t Talking About | FiveThirtyEight

    . . . . What’s considered an outrage in the NFL is embraced or at least tolerated all over the country. While we’ve been consumed by the debate about the Washington Redskins, we’ve overlooked thousands of team names and mascots depicting Native Americans, often stereotypically. These teams are not feeling the kind of pressure that Snyder is. To understand the Washington Redskins, we have to understand the Estelline Redmen, the Natick Redmen, and the Molalla Indians, too.


    Terry Borning, the proprietor of MascotDB, has kept a database of the nation’s mascots since 2006. He gathers his data from a variety of sources, including state high school athletic associations, websites and local newspapers. Borning’s database doesn’t have every high school, college and pro team in the country, but it does have 42,624 of them. Looking at MascotDB is as close as we can get to understanding how prevalent Native American team names and mascots are across the country.


    “There were a lot of interesting mascots where I lived growing up,” Borning said. “But those have mostly fallen by the wayside. Some of those things of the past were definitely offensive, but also more interesting than the generic mascots we have now.”


    I searched the database and found 2,129 sports teams that reference Braves, Chiefs, Indians, Orangemen, Raiders, Redmen, Reds, Redskins, Savages, Squaws, Tribe and Warriors, as well as tribe names such as Apaches, Arapahoe, Aztecs, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Chinooks, Chippewas, Choctaws, Comanches, Eskimos, Mohawks, Mohicans, Seminoles, Sioux and Utes. (Not all teams with the names “Raiders” and “Warriors” are referencing Native Americans, but we spot-checked 20 schools with each name and a majority of each did.) . . .
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