It would never occur to me to refer to anyone as a "redskin". That's the reason this is a controversy. It's a word that once referred to people, but that doesn't have that connotation anymore. Nowadays when people think of "redskin", they think of a sports team. This is an example of political activists dusting off the history books in a search for things to be offended by.
If you don't feel it is a racial stereotype to refer to people as red-skin or yellow-skin, I'm not going to take any effort to convince you. I've stated why I find it offensive.Your very question PRESUMES that it perpetuates a racial stereotype. Forgive me if I don't feel like answering a blowhard style question from someone who talks out of one side of his mouth about not telling people what they should be offended by, and then attempts to convince people to ask biased and slanted questions.
If you have a problem with my posts, feel free to respond to them and I'll address you head-on. Otherwise I don't care what you think of my posts in general.Really, I get that sense a lot from your posts.
Then we're done, aren't we? If you want to offend a minority, even a segment of a minority, that's on you.1. It is offensive to SOME Native Americans now, which I've never suggested otherwise.
Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?
It would seem rude and intemperate... two things I try to avoid.
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