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

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

    Aztecs
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    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.

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

    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?
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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?
    They're native Americans, so sure, they're as much Indians as any of the rest of the people who inhabited the lands Columbus decided must be India.

    I agree - none of them.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    The Fighting Sioux simply because if you say it fast, you will end up saying the fighting sucks. Which would be correct, fighting does suck, but it makes no sense to name yourself like that.
    It's not offensive, it's just a stupid name.

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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
    BTW, are Aztecs Indians?
    I've heard them identify themselves as that.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    They're native Americans, so sure, they're as much Indians as any of the rest of the people who inhabited the lands Columbus decided must be India.

    I agree - none of them.
    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.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    None of them.

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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 original Mexicans, back before Cortez and his conquistadores.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    I would think out of any of them listed Redskins is the most offensive but it's really up to the Natives to determine what is offensive to them. So far, from what I've heard from friends is that they don't really care that much.
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    Re: Which of these Indian mascot/team names do you believe to be offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I've heard them identify themselves as that.
    hmmm, that's interesting, not all native americans are the same in that regard. I guess a good amount have been so damn westernized that they call themselves Indians.

    Well I hope they put red dots on their head.
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