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    Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Fight On: Battle Over Washington Redskins Heard in Court « CBS DC

    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The long-running battle over the Washington Redskins name got a restart Thursday, when a group of Native Americans argued that the franchise should lose its federal trademark protection, based on a law that prohibits registered names that are disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable.
    As the 90-minute hearing before three judges on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board showed, the case against the team is not as simple as declaring that the word “redskins” is a slur and therefore shouldn’t have federal trademark protection. The group of five Native American petitioners has to show that the name “Washington Redskins” was disparaging to a significant population of American Indians back when the team was granted the trademarks from 1967 to 1990.
    Here we go again - it needs to be left alone.
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

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    Here we go again - it needs to be left alone.
    Yep. After 45 years, about two generations, it is hard to recognize this "outrage" as legitimate. Back then black was bad and colored people was the prefered PC term, now we have returned to having black leaders, yet still have the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. What about the Cleveland Indians? Must they now become the Cleveland Native Americans? Perhaps Americans from India should sue forcing these native Americans to drop "stealing" that term; no more Bureau of Indian Affairs!
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
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    Here we go again - it needs to be left alone.
    AMEN guys! The PC police are at it again.

    It's bad enough that THE FIGHTING SIOUX hockey had to lose their name

    because of the NCAA !!

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Back then black was bad and colored people was the prefered PC term
    I don't think redskin has ever been a preferred term.

    What about the Cleveland Indians? Must they now become the Cleveland Native Americans?
    Ok, the Washington Indians. See how you've sidestepped the issue?

    Perhaps Americans from India should sue forcing these native Americans to drop "stealing" that term;
    Haha

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't think redskin has ever been a preferred term.



    Ok, the Washington Indians. See how you've sidestepped the issue?



    Haha
    This is taking thins too far, IMHO. We commonly use white = Eurpoean/caucasian, black = African/negro and yellow = Asian/oriental. Adding "skins" to "red" should not make it offensive, just as redheads is not an offensive term to describe people with that hair color.


    The term is arguably most prominent in the name of the Washington Redskins, a National Football League football team. The team was founded in 1932 and was originally known as the Boston Braves, for their landlords, the baseball team called the Boston Braves. In 1933 the name was changed to the synonymous Boston Redskins when they left Braves Field for Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox. Some accounts state that the name "Redskins" was chosen to honor the team's coach, William "Lone Star" Dietz, who began coaching in 1933, and whose mother was allegedly Sioux. In 1937 the team moved and joining Capitol Hill as the second football team of Washington, D.C., becoming the Washington Redskins.[10]
    Redskin (slang) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    No redskins no blackskins. No whiteskins. Case closed.

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. After 45 years, about two generations, it is hard to recognize this "outrage" as legitimate. Back then black was bad and colored people was the prefered PC term, now we have returned to having black leaders, yet still have the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. What about the Cleveland Indians? Must they now become the Cleveland Native Americans? Perhaps Americans from India should sue forcing these native Americans to drop "stealing" that term; no more Bureau of Indian Affairs!
    I'm sure Native Americans and African Americans are willing to defer to your judgement on what should or should not offend them.
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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    I'm honestly lost on why it matters if people are offended over what teams name themselves.

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    Does this mean people won't be able to scalp tickets if they change names?
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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    Re: Redskins Name Lawsuit Heard By Federal Board

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Fight On: Battle Over Washington Redskins Heard in Court « CBS DC



    Here we go again - it needs to be left alone.
    I think the Redskins brass should just give them all some 40's of whiskey and call it a day.


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