View Poll Results: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

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  • Aztecs

    2 10.53%
  • Blackhawks

    1 5.26%
  • Braves

    1 5.26%
  • Chiefs

    1 5.26%
  • Illini

    3 15.79%
  • Indians

    2 10.53%
  • Redskins

    15 78.95%
  • Seminoles

    1 5.26%
  • (Fighting) Sioux

    2 10.53%
  • Warriors

    1 5.26%
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, obviously the explanation isn't magical. Also, the original poll excluded Alaska and Hawaii, so I don't know what the real number would have been, but it would have been different. Point is, neither you nor I know the reason for the shift, and assuming the reason is money is presumptuous and built on ignorance.
    Who ever said they KNEW? It's my opinion that attorneys and money are behind this, when we began and still.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Who ever said they KNEW? It's my opinion that attorneys and money are behind this, when we began and still.
    Yes, I know that's what you've been saying. And so far you've provided nothing but your own conjecture for arriving at that theory.

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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    You left out NONE

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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Aztecs
    Blackhawks
    Braves
    Chiefs
    Illini
    Indians
    Redskins
    Seminoles
    (Fighting) Sioux
    Warriors

    Please note that this thread and poll are asking for YOUR opinion. If you feel the need to defer to others and their opinions, then this thread is not a good match for you. You may choose multiple options.

    "None" would mean not choosing any of them.
    The poll has no option for "none." That would have been my selection.

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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Only the Redskins are on my list as seeing it reasonably offensive (it's hard to offend me)
    From a intellectual level I'm kind of offended by "Indians", since that was Columbus being stupid and our own stubbornness refusing to correct it.
    Next on my list would be all the teams named after an actual tribe, but not worth voting on.

    The only ones I find to be completely devoid of any racial undertones would be the ones like the Warriors, Chiefs, Braves. Those are just jobs.

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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yes, I know that's what you've been saying. And so far you've provided nothing but your own conjecture for arriving at that theory.
    Of course it's been my opinion, and you, have you offered up anything other? It most certainly is my opinion that the about face is outside groups and individuals influencing the Indians about this. Its fact that in the time of a decade, they went from not caring at all, to caring a whole hell of a lot. That IS suspicious to me.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    But why? I don't get butthurt when somebody calls me white. Black people don't get butthurt when somebody calls them black. Hispanics don't get upset when somebody calls them brown.
    .... Different words have different meanings. Go figure.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Aztecs
    Blackhawks
    Braves
    Chiefs
    Illini
    Indians
    Redskins
    Seminoles
    (Fighting) Sioux
    Warriors

    Please note that this thread and poll are asking for YOUR opinion. If you feel the need to defer to others and their opinions, then this thread is not a good match for you. You may choose multiple options.

    "None" would mean not choosing any of them.
    It doesn't matter what anyone thinks, unless he is Indian. Only a minority or ethnicity or race can determine what is offensive to that minnority, ethnicity or race.

    What is this fixation that sports followers have with Indian names? What's the big deal about it? It's just a name of a sports team. Nothing important.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There should be an option for none, otherwise how are you going to know how many people polled none?

    My answer would be none.

    BTW, are Aztecs Indians?
    Aztecs (the people) are of the Indian race. Not sure if they're considered Native American, since they originated and lived in South or Central America. I think of Native American as a term we use for the Indian race in America.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    I'm assuming by natives you mean the ones who were in USA or above (tribe-wise).

    Latin America has treated natives and continues to treat natives 1000000X worse than we do here. They're treated like the untouchables in India, to be called Native American is to be insulted in some places.

    My grandpa denies his ancestry, he would beat the **** out of you if you called him Native American (yet he is 100% Native American).

    Aztecs were from Mexico and a little bit below, not too sure about them, not as worse as South America, but for all I know being native is still considered inferior.

    As I revisit my statement in this thread maybe it isn't that some are westernized, but it's that they are in denial. To be called an indian would be better than to be called a Native American, at least in some countries.
    "Indian" is one of the races. So there's nothing offensive about that. Indian, caucasian, negro (or black), Asian. Are those all the races? I think so.

    "Native American" is a term we in America use for the race & ethnicity of those who are descended from the original inhabitants of North America, I believe. Their race is "Indian" or mainly Indian.

    Aztecs were of the Indian race and originated in South or Central America, and mixed with the Spanish, which is why Central and South American hispanics are darker and shorter than hispanics from Spain and other areas.

    That's my understanding, anyway.
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