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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    I voted yes. I never really thought about it much but I can see how it could be insulting or demeaning. Seems there are those that thinks its not offensive. My question is would you introduce a native Indian friend as a Redskin. Would you use it in normal conversation with a Native Indian. To tell the truth I might have before without thinking about it. I doubt I would do it now. Not of major importance, I'm not going to march on Washington or write my congressman. But I think having the name changed would show a sign of respect. We've kind of screwed them over from the beginning taking their land and all. Might as well make some amends.
    Would you introduce an Irish friend as a Whiteskin? No. Would you use Whiteskin in normal conversation with an Irish person? No. So you're saying you would actually use "Redskin" around a Native American person before this came up? Not buying that at all.

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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    I don't know if they should change their name. But I can say that they should not be forced to change their name.
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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    I voted yes. I never really thought about it much but I can see how it could be insulting or demeaning. Seems there are those that thinks its not offensive. My question is would you introduce a native Indian friend as a Redskin. Would you use it in normal conversation with a Native Indian. To tell the truth I might have before without thinking about it. I doubt I would do it now. Not of major importance, I'm not going to march on Washington or write my congressman. But I think having the name changed would show a sign of respect. We've kind of screwed them over from the beginning taking their land and all. Might as well make some amends.
    This argument is annoying to me. People are always talking about we took their land. Every populated part of earth has been taken and retaken and then took again at various points in history. Land is "owned" by the last person to claim it.
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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    It doesn't matter what they call the team. As a Dallas Cowboys fan, I'm going to despise them anyway.

    They would have a bunch of merch and letterheads to reconfigure. I suppose that that would be rather expensive. On the other hand, Redskins' item would quickly become collectible.

    What about the Braves, Chiefs, and Indians? Would Washington become a precedent for all those teams to change their names, or, are those names actually honoring American Indians while Redskins doesn't bestow honor unto American natives?

    I voted to change the name. Tennessee bought the Oilers and changed the name to the Titans. Everyone would get used to the new name rather quickly, and our Federal Government seat could be seen as being empathetic towards American natives for the first time ever.

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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    This argument is annoying to me. People are always talking about we took their land. Every populated part of earth has been taken and retaken and then took again at various points in history. Land is "owned" by the last person to claim it.
    I hereby claim ownership of the state formerly known as Colorado. I am changing the name to Maroon. Now, pack up and get out before I send in my army. You won't like them at all.

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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    I think the name is fine that way it is. I mean it's been that named since the team entered into the league way go and change it now? Just because some native americans are offended? I don't know why people get all bent out of shape when it comes to skin color. Really bothers me. The next thing we are going to hear is that people are going to want to change the Yankees name because it's offensive. Give me a break.

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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    I hereby claim ownership of the state formerly known as Colorado. I am changing the name to Maroon. Now, pack up and get out before I send in my army. You won't like them at all.
    I probably should have said the last person to take it.
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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by braymoore View Post
    I think the name is fine that way it is. I mean it's been that named since the team entered into the league way go and change it now? Just because some native americans are offended? I don't know why people get all bent out of shape when it comes to skin color. Really bothers me. The next thing we are going to hear is that people are going to want to change the Yankees name because it's offensive. Give me a break.
    I think more white and black people are offended than native americans. I see more of them complaining about it.
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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Say these words with me, "It take's two people to communicate". "One to say the words, the other to hear them and accept them." Here's a little nursery rhyme. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will NEVER hurt me." People who get a offended are just puppets. People who are easily manipulated by their betters.
    You don't understand. This has nothing to do with someone being offended. I think it's stupid to believe this issue is about anyone being offended. The issue is stereotyping marginalizes people.

    I'm against marginalizing people via racial stereotypes. I don't care who's offended or not.

    Apparently, you support marginalizing people via stereotypes. I think that's your problem and not mine. Perhaps you need to look at the issue for what it's really about and stop with the "who's offended" crap, which I believe we all agree should not be the basis of law or rules.

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    Re: Do you think the Washington Redskins NFL team should change their name?

    Quote Originally Posted by braymoore View Post
    I think the name is fine that way it is. I mean it's been that named since the team entered into the league way go and change it now? Just because some native americans are offended? I don't know why people get all bent out of shape when it comes to skin color. Really bothers me. The next thing we are going to hear is that people are going to want to change the Yankees name because it's offensive. Give me a break.
    Being a good old Georgia boy, I think they ought to change the name, the New York Yankees I mean. Change it to at least New York Damn Yankees or New York Northern Agressors.

    Personally, I really do not care one iota what a sports team calls themselves. Down here Atlanta had a minor league baseball team many, many moons ago called the Atlanta Crackers, a AA Southern League team. To top that off when we had a Negro League team they adopted the white minor league teams name and became known as the Atlanta Black Crackers.
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