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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    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.
    In high school a friend of mine was called a white boy by a Native American, he assaulted the N.A. and was suspended.

    I've seen numerous examples of racial epithets slung back and forth between white and brown people and each side was offended every time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    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.
    You musta been hanging with some real pu***es then. I've seen dozens of fights where the slur 'cracker' was thrown out and it was ONNNNN!

    Honkey was good as well... Where were you and who did you hear use the slur? I was in the FRG, 1Bde, 3AD, in 1977. 'Roots' yanno...

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

    See, most of the people I have known in my life, that would not and have not been offended, are reasonable people that think for themselves and prefer logic and reason over emotional outbursts. Where with just two posts we see that the left prefers violence against those they disagree with. Go figure.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    ya know,,im looking at a common can of "redskin" peanuts...

    their called redskins because they have red skin...
    now, our natives are not peanuts, but they have whats often been described as "red" skin...

    whites, white skin...blacks, black skin,,,hispanics, brown skin, aisan, yellow etc.

    and then you have the pickup games played all over the country every day that self identify as the "shirts" and "skins"....

    its a complicated world we live in...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Not true.

    Because I can rely on their representatives to be ernest and sincere.
    How about the five Native Americans that I know who are not the least bit offended by the name of the Washington Redskins--in fact one is the governor of one of our local pueblo tribes and is a fan of the Washington Redskins after living in DC for a number of years? Do my five representatives offset your five representatives?
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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, 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.
    Yes. So Kraft isn't calling anyone a name with their product, and the football team isn't calling anyone names with their team.
    Therefore, government should get the hell out of their business.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Is this theatre's name a slur? : Redskin Theatre in Anadarko, OK - Cinema Treasures




    I don't believe that the people who named this theater in a heavily Native-American part of the USA intended to offend anyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Appeal to emotion. This has nothing to do with whether or not the word is always used in a slurring fashion.

    And as I said earlier, no it's not. It CAN be used a slur, it isn't ONLY or ALWAYS a slur. It can be used in a non-disparaging or insulting manner, which even your definitions indicate by noting it is use is not ONLY offensive in nature, and as such is not always a slur.
    I'll agree with you when I see the Alabama Darkies and the Tennessee Crackers playing
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    What cities do those teams represent?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yes. So Kraft isn't calling anyone a name with their product, and the football team isn't calling anyone names with their team.
    Therefore, government should get the hell out of their business.
    LoL... just forget it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    What cities do those teams represent?[/QUOTE]

    The great states of Alabama and Tennessee, all the cities therein are represented by these fine mascots.

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