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

    I think it's interesting that people wouldn't seriously refer to anybody as a redskin outside of a joking environment. I wonder why that is? I mean can you imagine if that sort of language was regularly used by media?

    "Today, a man was found murdered in an apartment complex in Arizona. Neighbors described him as a small stature redskin male who kept mostly to himself."

    Or what about police?

    "We are currently in pursuit of a redskin female. Please be advised, she is armed."

    What about advertisement?

    "Coming Soon: Maddea's Redskin Reunion"

    Or maybe if it were used by politicians?

    "Today, we are gathered here to pay respect to all of those code talkers who overcame racism against redskins."

    What about history books?

    "Sitting Bull was the first of many prominent redskins to not really put up with the US government's policies."

    What about talk radio?

    "I mean, look at these redskin leaders voting for Democrats in droves."

    Now replace redskin with white/black and... tell me again how redskin isn'ta slur when you wouldn't really use it in any type of professional or even a serious context. It basically takes a situation where nobody is serious for that word to not be seen as a slur. Well, if that's the case then nigger is no longer a slur because black comedians use it.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Of course not. Unless I know that person very well and we're goofing off. First of all my Momma raised me right and even if she hadn't I really can't imagine why I would refer to anyone I just met by the color of their skin. People have names.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    If we admit that red skin is a slur, then we've lost our freedom to be insensitive pricks.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Of course not. Unless I know that person very well and we're goofing off. First of all my Momma raised me right and even if she hadn't I really can't imagine why I would refer to anyone I just met by the color of their skin. People have names.
    Says it all.

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

    the Washington Native Americans doesn't exactly roll off the tongue..

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

    Logical fallacy = you lost.

    FACT.

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

    Yes I would. And I wouldn't mind being called a paleskin to my face by a redskin.

    And if someone doesn't like it, grow a thicker skin on the cheek.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    If we admit that red skin is a slur, then we've lost our freedom to be insensitive pricks.

    Perfect...a faux Indian crying a faux tear over a faux cause.

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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.
    If they're friends. I just might. As with anything else in this world it just depends on context.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    Since I don't wander about calling anyone blackey and whitey or browny, why would I call anyone redskin? I just call them by their first or last name.

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