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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So how do you know that the Redskins are intending to "slur" Native Americans?
    Read my previous posts, intention means nothing. If we were to use the team name "Niggers" in an intended friendly manner it would not fly, why should Redskin be any different? The reason it isn't a widespread slur is because there are hardly any Natives in the U.S. That is why it has never come up to most people as though don't even know anything about the term other than its a football team name.

    I don't think the Redskins team name is intending any ill will whatsoever, in fact I'd say it is intended as an honor and compliment. However it can also be used as a racial slur which creates a conflict.

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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Of course redskins is a slur. I dont see any teams with the name whiteskins or blackskins. I think that all native american names used in sports needed to be changed. Marquette did it. Its not that hard.
    The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa
    Considering how crime and corruption infested Chicago is, they should change their name as it's insulting to Native Americans.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
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    I hope this is a joke...

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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The majority of Native Americans says no. So my answer is no.
    Thats a ten year old poll.

    So if they repeat the poll and the majority of Native Americans say it is, that means you'll change your mind??
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    OK. Well, the Chinks were named because the town of Pekin was named for Peking, which supposedly is its antipode. And the name Chinks were given in honor of the people in China at the other end of the earth. It was a tribute. So I guess its OK then.
    If you insist that something is OK, based upon this wall of gibberish and nonsensical non applicable detour of yours, well that is OK with me. Clearly actually knowing the history of the name in question was crowded out of your mind by your command of the etymology of the word chink. Of course the word we are talking about here is Red Skins. Do try to keep up.

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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So it's offensive to acknowledge the color of one's skin?

    Does this mean that going forward we can expect to never hear Obama described as a "black man" again, since apparently it's a slur?
    Its offensive to refer to somebody by their skin color. Do you walk up to a coworker or friend and say "hey black face, do you have the paperwork". Do we refer to Obama giving a speech as "black skin is on tv talking?". Yes we refer to him as a black man if it makes sense in context.

    Do you guys even think these things through before you post?

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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Thats a ten year old poll.

    So if they repeat the poll and the majority of Native Americans say it is, that means you'll change your mind??
    Don't know. I'll let ya know when it happens. Though I must say that anyone that continues to poll about a word possibly being a slur is just out to try and make it a slur and as such should probably be discounted. PCness does irritate me. So I might still say no just to spite the PC folks.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    If you insist that something is OK, based upon this wall of gibberish and nonsensical non applicable detour of yours, well that is OK with me. Clearly actually knowing the history of the name in question was crowded out of your mind by your command of the etymology of the word chink. Of course the word we are talking about here is Red Skins. Do try to keep up.

    Im pointing out the parallels. I see its challenging for you to recognize them.

    The history of the Chinks was certainly not meant to be a slur - its just what a guy from Pekin would call any oriental back at the turn of the century.

    So since the intention was totally innocent, you must be fine with calling a team 'The Chinks', and duly outraged that our PC culture pressured the good people of Pekin (and you dont know how tongue in cheek that phrase is if you havent been to Pekin) to change the name.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    I suppose all these other names and mascots would be cool with many of you, too.

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