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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No one "has" to buy anyone a franchise, but if a group of Indians want to invest in one and call em The Palefaces...bless their heart. I'd actually like to see who would get all up in arms over it.
    If a group of Indians wanted to buy one they would call it 7-11, Super 8, or Veggie Delight.
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    That trademark law is unconstitutional in my opinion. The Redskins name may not have been intentionally offensive, but it is archaic, and I can understand why some consider it offensive. (although the Cleveland Indians logo is actually more offensive) Naming team after a specific tribe/nation is OK, but a race name like redskins is insensitive at best. They should drop the name, but not because it is illegal, but because keeping the name honors a time when racism was considered acceptable, whether intentional or not.
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

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    Even if only 9% have an issue with "Redskins", that's enough for me. It is very easy to see their rationale. It is legitimate, IMO. I think that minimizing the legitimate position they have is fueled by egocentric denial.
    Forcing a team to change their name because you're offended is not legitimate behavior.

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I can understand your dissatisfaction with using the legal system to force them to change their name.

    I applaud the 90% that don't take offense to the term. That doesn't mean that the 9% don't have a valid issue.

    Go check with your HR dept. Ask them if calling Native Americans "Redskins" is acceptable.

    "Hey redskin, show me your photo ID."
    I don't rightly look towards my HR department in a government agency for my guidance on what is wrong or right in a society. HR, be it government or private, is focused on covering the ass of the company from even the threat of potential legal action being taken or even a hit to public image...not necessarily giving a damn about what is or isn't offensive to a group of people.

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    One of the plights of Native Americans living in America is how does a minority have a voice when 99% of the country that surrounded them doesn't give a **** about them? (made up stats)
    Absolutely, that's an issue they face. On top of that, they face the fact that the little bit of a "****" people seem to give them...such as the douches here in the Washington media...is concern over the name of a sports team that every poll I've seen suggests a majority have no issue with. Meanwhile unemployment is over 90% on reservations, rape is ridiculously common place, elder and child abuse is widespread, amongst other far, FAR greater issues than the name of a Football team. But those causes are a lot harder, a lot more difficult, and a lot less gratifying to the ego of those constantly needing to find a new "Cause" than changing the name of said football team.

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Still would love to hear the opinion on all those individuals who are in favor of the Redskins caving to public pressure, or being legally forced, to change their name in regards to The Buffalo Bills....the team named after an individual who did more to further the stereotype of the face painted, headress wearing, savage who's the last threat to civilization than arguably any other single individual and who also had a significant hand in the decimation of the American Bison that was so integral to the lives of many Native American tribes.

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't rightly look towards my HR department in a government agency for my guidance on what is wrong or right in a society. HR, be it government or private, is focused on covering the ass of the company from even the threat of potential legal action being taken or even a hit to public image...not necessarily giving a damn about what is or isn't offensive to a group of people.
    Sounds like Washington's football team needs an HR dept.

    Did you really just say, "...even a hit to public image...not necessarily giving a damn about what is or isn't offensive to a group of people."? How can you worry about public image while not caring about offending people?
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Absolutely, that's an issue they face. On top of that, they face the fact that the little bit of a "****" people seem to give them...such as the douches here in the Washington media...is concern over the name of a sports team that every poll I've seen suggests a majority have no issue with. Meanwhile unemployment is over 90% on reservations, rape is ridiculously common place, elder and child abuse is widespread, amongst other far, FAR greater issues than the name of a Football team. But those causes are a lot harder, a lot more difficult, and a lot less gratifying to the ego of those constantly needing to find a new "Cause" than changing the name of said football team.
    You forgot alcoholism on reservations too. In fact, alcoholism has a hand in those other issues on reservations. Sure, there are other problems that need attention. That doesn't take away from the fact that they could change their name back to the Braves in order to protect their public image. I think you know it's inappropriate to refer to Native Americans as "redskins".
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Still would love to hear the opinion on all those individuals who are in favor of the Redskins caving to public pressure, or being legally forced, to change their name in regards to The Buffalo Bills....the team named after an individual who did more to further the stereotype of the face painted, headress wearing, savage who's the last threat to civilization than arguably any other single individual and who also had a significant hand in the decimation of the American Bison that was so integral to the lives of many Native American tribes.
    Do you have any data on how people named "Bill" feel about it?

    Seriously, calling someone "Bill" is less offensive than calling them "redskin". But yes, being named for "Buffalo Bill" is a poor choice given the history.
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    Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You forgot alcoholism on reservations too. In fact, alcoholism has a hand in those other issues on reservations. Sure, there are other problems that need attention. That doesn't take away from the fact that they could change their name back to the Braves in order to protect their public image. I think you know it's inappropriate to refer to Native Americans as "redskins".
    Considering the fact that res life involves stagnation, unemployment, education problems; drug use, alcoholism, sexual assault, poverty, domestic violence, etc...one might think there were greater concerns for the people than what a sports teams name is or if a handful of politically correct white people pretended to give a **** about their problems. But that's just an opinion.

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