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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Yes I would, and I would expect them to call me a "White Devil" then we would exchange obsenities and part ways. I am not afraid of being offensive or controversial. In fact I pride myself in being offensive and controversial screw PC.

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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Come on people, you would all avoid calling a Native American a redskin in a non-joking manner. That is the question in this poll, and making it about 'joking' is just a dodge of the question.

    Conversation with a person to whom you had been just introduced:

    You: Interesting last name
    New Person: Oh, thank you, I am Native American.
    You: Oh, a redskin.

    NOT going to happen.
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    Look, that's not something I would comment on to begin with, the last name thing. Now if someone I didn't know randomly blurted out at me that they are "Native American", I'd grin and find something else to do somewhere else. Folks who identify strongly with race are generally no fun to be around. I'd have as few words with him as possible.

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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    This is a better question than the other poll.

    If your answer is "no," you should ponder why not. And maybe even post why not in this thread.
    We goofed on a Cherokee friend as a Redskin and he goofed on us back about being a Pale Face. I would not call a Danish man a Viking either. I wouldn't call anybody anything to their face other than ma'am, sir, etc.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    If I was really pissed off, I might. It's an invitation to do battle.
    I'm beginning to see that it's different in the US. I'm in Canada and the term is seen differently here. I lived in the north, married a Metis woman and I worked for nearly 30 years in a trade that attracts Native men (structural Ironworker) and all my feedback is that the term 'redskin' is an insult but the information I've been pointed to here says that American Natives don't see it that way.
    So I guess it's not an insult if you're in the US but be prepared to back it up if you're in a bar in northern Canada.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Most Indians cringe when you call them Native Americans.

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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Come on people, you would all avoid calling a Native American a redskin in a non-joking manner. That is the question in this poll, and making it about 'joking' is just a dodge of the question.

    Conversation with a person to whom you had been just introduced:

    You: Interesting last name
    New Person: Oh, thank you, I am Native American.
    You: Oh, a redskin.

    NOT going to happen.
    The question is ridiculous. Who goes out of their way to call a person anything other than there name?
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Most Indians cringe when you call them Native Americans.
    Quite frankly, the ones that I know want to be called by name, and known for their tribal group. There is an unbelievable amount of intertribal politics among NA's as a whole, even today.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Context, context.

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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    not to his face and not to his back. It is a statement close to racist, the N-word for the native Americans.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    not to his face and not to his back. It is a statement close to racist, the N-word for the native Americans.
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