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

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That is probably one of the reasons the United States has dropped from 1st in the world in math and science to around 26th and 30th and falling. Kids are graduating from school feeling real good about themselves but have learned little and are completely unprepared for the real world in the cut throat job market.
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    : Talk to almost any Human Resource person these days to hear lots more on the subject. India and China are graduating 20 times the engineers and scientists than we are on a yearly basis, as one example. We used to set the standard for most of the world, but not so much these days. Asians today seem to have the work ethic that we used to have 50 to 75 years ago, which made us the world leader in manufacturing. One HR Director told me that she was shocked that the schools are not better preparing students for the real world of cut-throat competition for jobs, especially since so many businesses are leaving our shores for other parts of the world. Did we become complacent and unaware that the world was changing, and not in our favor??

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?
    Just another reason why the FCC should be abolished with anti-freedom of speech stance.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    : Talk to almost any Human Resource person these days to hear lots more on the subject. India and China are graduating 20 times the engineers and scientists than we are on a yearly basis, as one example. We used to set the standard for most of the world, but not so much these days. Asians today seem to have the work ethic that we used to have 50 to 75 years ago, which made us the world leader in manufacturing. One HR Director told me that she was shocked that the schools are not better preparing students for the real world of cut-throat competition for jobs, especially since so many businesses are leaving our shores for other parts of the world. Did we become complacent and unaware that the world was changing, and not in our favor??
    Perhaps we are the cause by putting feelings ahead of education for so many businesses moving overseas to areas which put education ahead of feelings. Just a thought.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?
    It's stupid. Besides, how much does the FCC control anymore anyhow? Most football is on cable, where the FCC has no control at all. BFD.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

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    I have no use for racist potatoes!
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    It must be a slow year in things to be offended about. The only problem is, if the Washington redskins are changed to the Washington generic non insulting name number 23165078, what will the professionally offended people have to cry about?
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    wow 90% voted against. Wonder how'd it turn out if the team was named "Washington N*ggers" and FCC was knocking on their door. 77 tribes have also asked for a name change, but who cares about the opinions and sensibilities of the people you're supposedly (*cough* marketing ploy) honoring right?

    Look, the name didn't just pop up yesterday. Even years later, "Peter Pan" had a song called "what makes the red man red" or something, with dark red-faced characters. That was the climate in which the name came about. It's completely racist, from a culture that was totally ignorant of native americans. Look at context. No, "Indians" is not inherently racist, but a damn red faced logo of a cartoonish native alongside it sure is.

    And if you ask me, the FCC and lawmakers and sponsors should go after the cleveland mlb team next
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    It must be a slow year in things to be offended about. The only problem is, if the Washington redskins are changed to the Washington generic non insulting name number 23165078, what will the professionally offended people have to cry about?
    Yeah, if they were called "Washington F*ggots" that wouldn't bother you at all then?

    I think it's a small request from a people who were very nearly wiped out by white invaders.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's stupid. Besides, how much does the FCC control anymore anyhow? Most football is on cable, where the FCC has no control at all. BFD.
    it would be a BFD if they made the super bowl.

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