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 CLAX1911 View Post
    First amendment protects that. If people don't like it don't support it.
    Way to attack the straw man, chief! People want it to change. So you've already admitted there's no problem whatsoever with people protesting use of the name "redskin," even boycotting the NFL in the process if they want to. Great. That's my point entirely. These protests are just another aspect of free speech, as are people who organize boycotts against businesses that discriminate against homosexuality, or call for the firing of a CEO who says something homophobic. Just free speech and the free market at work.

    So, do you think the FCC should allow everything in the name of free speech? After all, first amendment is about what the government does, not what customers do. Hardcore pornography on primetime NBC? Free speech man. If you 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?
    The term can be used as a derogatory slur. Using it as the name of your team qualifies as derogatory. But as note, a redskin potato isn't, as an example. I'm reluctant to be too black and white on dueling meaning terms.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The only substantive difference is the number of people who think it's a racial slur.
    So according to that logic all it takes to get a word banned is for one person to think it is a racial slur and the word is automatically as toxic as nigger.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The term can be used as a derogatory slur. Using it as the name of your team qualifies as derogatory. But as note, a redskin potato isn't, as an example. I'm reluctant to be too black and white on dueling meaning terms.
    so using it proudly as a team name is derogatory, what about the native American high school teams that use it? Are they self hating native Americans?

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    so using it proudly as a team name is derogatory, what about the native American high school teams that use it? Are they self hating native Americans?
    Yeah. It is. The definition of the term: noun, Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. Redskin | Define Redskin at Dictionary.com

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Way to attack the straw man, chief! People want it to change. So you've already admitted there's no problem whatsoever with people protesting use of the name "redskin," even boycotting the NFL in the process if they want to. Great. That's my point entirely. These protests are just another aspect of free speech, as are people who organize boycotts against businesses that discriminate against homosexuality, or call for the firing of a CEO who says something homophobic. Just free speech and the free market at work.

    So, do you think the FCC should allow everything in the name of free speech? After all, first amendment is about what the government does, not what customers do. Hardcore pornography on primetime NBC? Free speech man. If you don't like it, don't support it.
    I never said I had a problem with puerile boycotting it. More power to them. But if they are unsuccessful oh well.

    I don't think the FCC should play nanny. Just stick to broadcast licensing and so forth.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yeah. It is. The definition of the term: noun, Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. Redskin | Define Redskin at Dictionary.com
    O.o yes, let's use a public website as a source because I'm sure they ignore media and none of the staff don't have jaded opinions.

    The way I see it, if it's good enough for Native American schools, then it's okay for a National Football team. And for all those who want to equate it to the N-word, please show a national team with the team name N****ers.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yeah. It is. The definition of the term: noun, Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. Redskin | Define Redskin at Dictionary.com
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Way to attack the straw man, chief! People want it to change. So you've already admitted there's no problem whatsoever with people protesting use of the name "redskin," even boycotting the NFL in the process if they want to. Great. That's my point entirely. These protests are just another aspect of free speech, as are people who organize boycotts against businesses that discriminate against homosexuality, or call for the firing of a CEO who says something homophobic. Just free speech and the free market at work.

    So, do you think the FCC should allow everything in the name of free speech? After all, first amendment is about what the government does, not what customers do. Hardcore pornography on primetime NBC? Free speech man. If you don't like it, don't support it.
    Porn and hate speech are not analogous with a slang name like this... not even close. Nobody said that everything should be allowed.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    O.o yes, let's use a public website as a source because I'm sure they ignore media and none of the staff don't have jaded opinions.

    The way I see it, if it's good enough for Native American schools, then it's okay for a National Football team. And for all those who want to equate it to the N-word, please show a national team with the team name N****ers.
    You can use any dictionary. And because one insult is more accepted than another doesn't make it not an insult.

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