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 Deuce View Post
    If there was an NFL team called the South Carolina Niggers, would you say the same about people wanting it to change?
    First amendment protects that. If people don't like it don't support it.
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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?
    That is the most stupid ****ing thing that I have heard and it won't work. Can you imagine them banning the word "nigger"? Samuel L Jackson would be out of acting forever.

    All those movies would be banned... the Best Picture "12 Years a Slave" has that word all through it. That is just that one word too... Banning words is idiotic. The FCC better do the right thing.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If there was an NFL team called the South Carolina Niggers, would you say the same about people wanting it to change?
    There is no comparable word to nigger. None. That said, banning nigger for the reason that it is a team name might sound like a good idea but see my above post as to why it is not a good idea...
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    But you must now say mentally challenged.
    I think it has already changed to mentally disabled...
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    So the moral here is for native americans to buck themselves up and go back in time and defeat the white invaders, so that they don't end up being mocked and degraded in pro team names and logos. Just think, then today *they* would be running pro sports teams with names like "Sioux Honkys"

    Or we could just stop being douchebags to each other and pick another damn name
    How are they being mocked and degraded? I view it as a form of flattery... they are immortalized and brought to the attention of people that would forget them.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I am half Cherokee.
    ...and 100% gay, right? A name like the Washington Gay Redskins would really be a hoot.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm not a fan of the FCC deciding what's derogatory or offensive.
    They don't get to decide what is offensive or derogatory.... they only get to decide what would be allowed on television or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Isn't this a proposed regulation of speech by an agency of the government? I would say more people are offended by the words politicians spew than announcers broadcasting a football game or the individuals on its home radio station...
    When politicians stop having affairs, being criminals for lobbying and business's, etc. then maybe they can have a valid say... until then they can kiss my ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Don't know why i bother since 90% here don't give a damn what the minority wish but...

    The first article says "77 native tribes, organizations, and supporters," which i read as 77 tribes plus supporters. ...
    ...and 77 out of 566 is only 13.6% so apparently the majority of Native Americans don't even care what the minority Natives wish.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    ...and then the Minn Vikings. Where does the hurt end? My ancestors were Norsemen... but the term Viking was applied and anybody who uses that term is describing their violent attacks, sacking of towns and monastery's, murder, rape, etc. It is very negative and I know it hurts my mother when people would call me a callous Viking.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ...and 100% gay, right? A name like the Washington Gay Redskins would really be a hoot.
    No actually I am bisexual. But I really wouldn't care.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Apples and Oranges. There are Native American high schools that use the team name redskins as their team name.How many majority black high schools would be ok with niggers as their team name?
    The only substantive difference is the number of people who think it's a racial slur.
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