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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Look up Red Mesa High School Redskins.
    It should be changed wherever it appears.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    It should be changed wherever it appears.
    So what you are saying, is you didn't look them up. Figures.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So what you are saying, is you didn't look them up. Figures.
    I did. So what is your point? If the native americans want the name changed, they should be able to do it imo
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    So 'offensive' and 'slur' is the same thing to you? Anything that is 'offensive' to somebody is justification to demand that it not exist? Does that include such things that are offensive to some such as 'gay marriage' or 'bi-lingual requirements' or a lot of rap music or adult bookstores or certain politicians or the way my neighbor dresses when he goes to church or the grocery store or my uncovered head in the presence of Muslims or the guy passing out religious pamphlets on the street corner? Whatever 'offends' us but does not bother the vast majority of Americans justifies that it not be allowed? Or should there be some evidence of harm or damages or negative consequences before somebody is required to cease and desist whatever is offensive to another?
    Call it what you like - a slur or offensive. It doesn't matter. It shouldn't be the name of any professional team in the 21st century. All the rationalization by you really doesn't affect that basic fact in any way.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Call it what you like - a slur or offensive. It doesn't matter. It shouldn't be the name of any professional team in the 21st century. All the rationalization by you really doesn't affect that basic fact in any way.
    I'm guessing you elected yourself dictator of what names shall and shall not be used?
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    No, you'd guess wrong. Basic human decency and concern for others dictates what names should not be used. It's something most of us learn in grade school or from our parents, if our parents are worth anything.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Indians, Braves, Blue Devils(are we attacking smurfs here?), are all fine because they are not racial descriptors.

    White crackers? seriously? That doesn't even make sense... we're talking about racial epithets. If Kraft had a picture of a white slave owner on their Saltine boxes then sure but... wtf?
    White cracker can be offensive, depends how it is used, just like Redskins. Not offensive as the name of a football team. As I said before, I've never heard it used as a slur in my life.

    Of course, there is the bigger question of; What in hell is our federal government doing getting involved in this?
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, you'd guess wrong. Basic human decency and concern for others dictates what names should not be used. It's something most of us learn in grade school or from our parents, if our parents are worth anything.
    You have no idea of the history of the word. Got it.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    White cracker can be offensive, depends how it is used, just like Redskins. Not offensive as the name of a football team. As I said before, I've never heard it used as a slur in my life.

    Of course, there is the bigger question of; What in hell is our federal government doing getting involved in this?
    Yes calling a Caucasian a white cracker is most definitely a slur and offensive, same as calling a Native a redskin.

    White cracker on a box of crackers is not offensive. Just like red skin potatoes are not offensive. Am I really having to say this?

    Same thing the government did getting involved in the 60's civil rights. Racism and discrimination are ills that should be rooted out by government when necessary. This is a free and great country for all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Yes calling a Caucasian a white cracker is most definitely a slur and offensive,
    In 40+ years I have never seen a single whitey that was offended by being called a cracker. Not once. It may have been said in an attempt to be offensive, but it was never seen as offensive.
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