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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

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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
    I thought the Aztecs were Mexican, but hey I'm just a lowly Canadian. Perhaps with so many Mexicans taking up residence in the US, you've also adopted their history.
    They were the indigenous peoples of central Mexico.

    They were to Mexico what the Cherokee and so on are to the USA.

    I say "were" since they're effectively gone. Their descendants still exist though across Mexico, but that's a distant relation and nothing more. In 2000, there was an estimated 1.5 million that spoke the Aztec language of Nahuatl. Quite a big number, but I'm sure it's considerably less now. Anyway, I wouldn't buy any living person's moaning as speaking for the Aztecs though.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    None.
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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
    You're not equating Bolivia, one of the smallest countries, with all of South America yes? As for Native treatment in South America, they were treated like ****. The last time anyone in my family was there was a little over a decade ago, who knows, maybe something changed.

    However, my father would tell me the stories of the Native Americans who were treated like dirt up until old age. They were forced to act as mules, carrying extremely heavy things uphill, and when they were finished, their backs became permanently bent, destroyed by the inhumane labour that was essentially forced upon them.

    He is Ecuadorian, and this was Ecuador, I cannot say much for Bolivia, but across Latin America in general, Natives were never liked.
    No, they weren't. They have been looked down on and discriminated against for a long time now.
    The Spanish term "indio" is much like the N word in the USA, a pejorative term. In one nation, however, (Bolivia) a popular Aymara president is making some changes.

    In the rest of South America, not much has changed in that regard.
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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.
    I don't find any of them offensive, but I'm also not a native american.
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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.
    But I didn't see "none" as an option, which is how I would have voted.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    The one that is a racial slur against the Native American population.


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

    I don't find any of them to be offensive.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    There was not an option for none so I did not vote...
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't find any of them offensive, but I'm also not a native american.
    Well, I'm just waiting for a team to be named Fightin' Old White Bitches, and I'm buying the cap and the T-shirt.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, I'm just waiting for a team to be named Fightin' Old White Bitches, and I'm buying the cap and the T-shirt.
    I think our images should be woven into the logo.

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