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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Actually, I'd most likely ask them which tribe, and if they dance the pow wow circuit, then find out where they are from, and whether or not they can make their own traditional regalia. I spent years dancing in pow-wows, and learned how to make my own regalia, including extensive beadwork, leatherworking, and moccasin making. Native Americans aren't typically hostile at all. They drive Chevy trucks rather than horses these days, just like the rest of us. If everyone would try to stop being so freakin uptight about offending someone these days, and actually spend some time getting to know other people with different backgrounds, maybe all you people with severe cases of white guilt could get over your angst. It's rather pathetic.
    That's exactly what I would do. But, ya sure wouldn't call em a 'redskin', even jokingly. And that was my point. Thank you.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Was the name Two Dogs ****ing?

    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.
    There is nothing wrong with commenting on a last name. I do it all the time to get to know more about someone without quizzing said person on matters too personal. I personally know a Native American with the last name "Echohawk". I do it with recognizably French names, German, English, Spanish, Russian. It is as if you think I would do it just because it sounded Native American.

    But, nice dodge AGAIN! Everyone should take these dodges as capitulation that the person doing the dodge is stipulating that the word 'redskin' is a slur.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The question is ridiculous. Who goes out of their way to call a person anything other than there name?
    And, yet another dodge. I see you too agree that 'redskin' is a slur.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Native American is a PC phrase and they know it. Native...OK. First people. Alright...especially in Canada, or just 'the people'.

    "Native American" is just soft white liberals telling them what they should be happy being called. By the same logic 'Indian' could be considered offensive, Native American is worse.
    Maybe it is regional. Here in the Northwest many of the tribes prefer Native. You often find Native Pride tattoos or bumper stickers among them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Conversation with a person to whom you had been just introduced:
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    New Person: Oh, thank you, I am Native American.
    You: Cocks Winchester..
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Racial bigotry by a minority carries no societal implications for you. OF COURSE it's easy to ignore. It means nothing socially.

    But racial bigotry by the majority does carry threat. When a white expresses racial bigotry, it means a minority will suffer injustice (thus, it constitutes racism).


    It's terribly ignorant to presume racial bigotry against someone is the same for the majority as a minority.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    And, yet another dodge. I see you too agree that 'redskin' is a slur.
    No. I think that it is disrespectful to address a person whom I am just meeting with anything other than their name or a ma'am, miss or sir. That is how I was raised and what I do. It is not a dodge and the question is stupid. I wouldn't call a person I just met lady, chick, dude, bro, pale face, redskin, home boy, kid or anything else because I see all of those as rude in this context.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    But, nice dodge AGAIN! Everyone should take these dodges as capitulation that the person doing the dodge is stipulating that the word 'redskin' is a slur.
    It isn't a dodge just because we don't conduct ourselves in your set up disrespectful scenario the way that you think that we should for reasons that I have explained to you already... I already said that I called a Cherokee friend a Redskin but you don't like that either because it contains humor. Perhaps you conduct yourself around strangers in a disrespectful manner but I for one do not.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Really, 8 people voted yes!? Holy ****ing ****.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    No. I think that it is disrespectful to address a person whom I am just meeting with anything other than their name or a ma'am, miss or sir. That is how I was raised and what I do. It is not a dodge and the question is stupid. I wouldn't call a person I just met lady, chick, dude, bro, pale face, redskin, home boy, kid or anything else because I see all of those as rude in this context.
    Dodge. Rude in your estimation for a different reason, but you are not addressing whether 'redskin' is additionally rude for the reason in the OP. Dodge.
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