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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    You didn't pal. It's been banned for not so obvious reasons BY DISNEY CORP. Not so sorry to step on your smart-ass comment. You don't hold back a sure money maker that long for any other reason.
    I don't think failing to release a movie constitutes having the movie 'banned'.

    They're holding back because it's a ****ty thing to release a racist movie, even if they can make money off of knuckle draggers.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    LoL... just forget it.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    In case anyone hasn't see this yet, here is the Democrat Majority Leader, Harry Reid, showing off his stupidity. Remember, this guy is a lawyer. Top guy in the Senate, best the Democrats could do. You Democrats must be so proud. The rest of us, quite embarrassed.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I don't think failing to release a movie constitutes having the movie 'banned'.

    They're holding back because it's a ****ty thing to release a racist movie, even if they can make money off of knuckle draggers.
    Which means at some time in the future...Disney will stop "holding back" and will re-release a racist movie so they can MAKE MONEY off it? Or else, if they do not, then they have banned their own movie. Hate to tell knuckle dragger but you just made the goofiest reply to this issue, in the history of a discussion of race relations.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    I'm curious what percentage of people think Redskin is a slur separate from whether or not the team's name should be changed.

    I think a lot of people are so used to the Redskin name they don't even think of it as a slur because they see it simply as a descriptor of Native Americans or of its heritage and never thought of it as an insult.
    No it is not a racial slur. Oklahoma is a Choctaw phrase okla humma meaning red people.Should the people in Oklahoma change their state's name?
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No it is not a racial slur. Oklahoma is a Choctaw phrase okla humma meaning red people.Should the people in Oklahoma change their state's name?
    You realize that the Native Americans didn't pick the name, right?
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    You realize that the Native Americans didn't pick the name, right?
    Apparently number Onegoof thinks the Choctaw nation didn't pick the name...right?

    Sorry... they did. Most Indian tribes seem to be proud of their skin color.

    Pundant.com: Oklahoma - okla humma was a phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native American race as a whole

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    The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase okla homma, literally meaning red people. Choctaw Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during treaty negotiations with the federal government regarding the use of Indian Territory, in which he envisioned an all-Indian state controlled by the United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native American race as a whole. Oklahoma later became the de-facto name for Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890, two years after the area was opened to white settlers.[5][15][16]
    Chief Wright lived near the blogmasters home town of Bromide, Oklahoma

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    You realize that the Native Americans didn't pick the name, right?
    Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Choctaw Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during treaty negotiations with the federal government regarding the use of Indian Territory,
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Choctaw Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during treaty negotiations with the federal government regarding the use of Indian Territory,
    Didn't know that. Interesting.


    Still not really too relevant though, given that that was 150 years ago and I'm pretty sure we ( or at least some of us...) have a bit more enlightened view of the world these days.
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    re: Is Redskin a slur? [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Didn't know that. Interesting.


    Still not really too relevant though, given that that was 150 years ago and I'm pretty sure we ( or at least some of us...) have a bit more enlightened view of the world these days.
    So the state of Oklahoma should change it's name because a bunch handful of butt hurt effeminate men and little girls now consider red man or red skin offensive?
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