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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Any time liberals get involved with anything, they always turn it into a big deal.
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    Sorry. I was choking on the irony.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It has been used as a racial slur, and at times still is

    Just as Yankee has been used as an ethnic slur, an at time still is

    However, both words that CAN/HAVE been used as slurs also are used as the names of sports teams.

    Go up to a random person on the street and ask them to what you are referring when you use the word and you're far more likely to find people thinking you're speaking or a sports team than slurring a race or ethnic group. That's because words can have multiple meanings within society.
    But something has happened over the past few decades, there's this white beard scratching liberal who is deciding for everyone else what words that no longer have multiple meanings and he decides what is derogatory or a slur and if you don't like it and ignore being told what you can and can not say, your labeled a racist.

    When did "gringo" become a derogatory term in reference to Americans ? Just with in the past couple of decades ? It wasn't consider a derogatory term before the 70's. History isn't even sure how the word gringo was coined. Most believe during the Mexican-American war. Some believe that Mexicans picked up from a song American soldiers use to sing, "Green Grow the Lilacs." While others believe it has to do with gibberish.

    In my entire life I never witnessed any American punching a Mexican in the nose for being called a gringo.
    But are we suppose to label every Mexican who uses the word as being a racist ?

    In the Declaration of Independence, American Indians are referred to as savages. Has the political left ruled yet if we can use the word savage even when not in reference to Native Americans ? If not I'm sure they soon will. As soon as they hear some American soldier calling Al Qaeda savages, the PC left will label the word as a derogatory term.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I can't wait to see the mascot. I'm hoping for disembodied teeth from the Cheshire cat but he wasn't at the party. Lets settle for the Mad Hatter, he's a natural tea partier.
    I was thinking more along the lines of bouncing up and down big cajones.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines of bouncing up and down big cajones.
    Yup. Sounds about right:


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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    No one is offended by the name of the team of "Redskins." That is just diversionary race-baiting as is typical.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No one is offended by the name of the team of "Redskins." That is just diversionary race-baiting as is typical.
    Not true. I once went to a Vikings game against the Redskins, and there was a full-on native american protest happening outside. It absolutely does piss some people off.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Obama could cure cancer tomorrow and the poll would be "should Obama have delayed so long curing cancer?"
    Funny... the exact same type of thing had been said about Bush just a few years ago.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No one is offended by the name of the team of "Redskins." That is just diversionary race-baiting as is typical.
    There are some people offended by the name

    Those people, by all reasonable accounts, are a massive minority of the Native American population and a small minority of the normal population. The only group where you could probably say a majority of folks take offense to it are with white sports reporters who think they know better than the majority of native Americans about what should or shouldn't offend them.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Not true. I once went to a Vikings game against the Redskins, and there was a full-on native american protest happening outside. It absolutely does piss some people off.
    How many? Based on your wording I'm presuming one.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Obama butt in changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Funny... the exact same type of thing had been said about Bush just a few years ago.
    Yep. And those reacting such a way in either side are being foolish.

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