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Thread: Redskins = Racism?

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    Redskins = Racism?

    Does the Washington Redskins football team name represent racism?
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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Ever notice it's always white people bitching about how racist it is? Injuns just want to watch their damned football in peace.

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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Does the Washington Redskins football team name represent racism?
    I'm surprised they've gone this long without being forced to change their name.

    How about Washington Native Americans as an alternate name? Or is that still too insulting? It certainly packs zero punch.

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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Does the Washington Redskins football team name represent racism?
    It's okay. They currently have, and have in the past, utilized black quarterbacks. So it cancels out.
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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Does the Washington Redskins football team name represent racism?
    Mike Wise, is that you?

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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Ever notice it's always white people bitching about how racist it is? Injuns just want to watch their damned football in peace.
    Actually, some Native American groups have complained about it.

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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    I'm still trying to understand why Chief Illiniwek, the Fighting Illlini mascot "creates a hostile environment for NativeAmericans," while the Florida Seminoles mascot (Indian on a horse), does not. In any event, it's a football game, people shouldn't get bent about minor stuff. If people want to hunt down racism, then find the real deal, and take care of it.
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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    Acknoweldgement of a physical charateristic, say redheads, pale faces or round eyes, is not racism. The use of the term in a team name is perhaps considered degrading only if you note that it is typically an animal that is used as the team name/mascot. Is the WV use of "Mountaineers" racist? Is ND's use of the "Fighting Irish" implying that the Irish are inherently violent folks? What of the Atlanta "Braves"? Far too much "political correctness" is being read into this simple choice of a unique sports team name, IMHO.
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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    How long will putrid political correctness last before it is laughed off the stage?

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    Re: Redskins = Racism?

    I think its more of a tribute really.

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