View Poll Results: Should the FCC ban usage of the word 'Redskins' in broadcasts?

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Thread: FCC + 'Redskins'

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I have. You're just in denial.
    No, you haven't and I explained why.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, you haven't and I explained why.
    We'll just have to disagree. I think you have no case.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Maybe, but a term with a clear history of a derogatory should not be considered that way.
    It isn't clearly derogatory just as nigger no longer is...
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Dictionary schmictionary.
    Dictionaries are created or updated by surveying how words are actually used. If the dictionary says it is derogatory it is because it is often used derogatorily.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Dictionaries are created or updated by surveying how words are actually used. If the dictionary says it is derogatory it is because it is often used derogatorily.
    And yet only those who want to change name have ever heard the alleged derogatory use.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It isn't clearly derogatory just as nigger no longer is...
    Both words are derogatory, and have a similar history.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'


    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score -- we want a lot more!
    Beat 'em, Swamp 'em,
    Touchdown! -- Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And yet only those who want to change name have ever heard the alleged derogatory use.
    Every time I have heard the word used to refer to native Americans it was used derogatorilly. I have heard it used by cowboys in old cowboy movies and I have heard it used on-line by bigots.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Every time I have heard the word used to refer to native Americans it was used derogatorilly. I have heard it used by cowboys in old cowboy movies and I have heard it used on-line by bigots.
    Yes, and I'm sure you've been abducted by aliens too.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Okay, so the FCC doesn't like "Redskins." They may have a point there. There is probably not one redskin on the team. So how about something more descriptive--The Washington Blackskins.

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