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    Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face? [W:166]

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

    Well, actually I have done so, but I have a good many NA friends, and they know it isn't an insult coming from me, but that I am kidding with them.
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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.
    No. But I might call them an Indian, which I think is also considered offensive.

    In other words, the reason I wouldn't call them "redskin" has nothing to do with political correctness and more because I just wouldn't. To me, a Redskin is someone in pads playing football in DC.

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

    Absolutely no. It is a slur.

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

    I've been called Paleface as a joke, of course I've responded with a grin and Redskin.

    Never around my mother's sisters though. My great grandmother on that side did all she could to avoid having herself and her family being shipped off to Oklahoma.

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

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

    Sure, why not? They call me honkey/cracker/white boy/white man/white devil/Yankee/redneck/mick/Anglo/etc. Do I get butt hurt? Nope, I just return fire.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    You: Interesting last name
    New Person: Oh, thank you, I am Native American.
    You: Oh, a redskin.

    NOT going to happen.
    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.
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    Re: Would you call a Native American "redskin" to their face?

    I already have numerous of times. And I've been called yellow eyes many times.

    But I also lived on the rez in the past.

    Redskin is not a slur.

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

    No. Wouldnt be respectable.


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