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Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

Should Washington change the their name?  

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  1. 1. Should Washington change the their name?

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    • No
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Guest Spider Monkey   
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Calling someone a N***** because of their skin color is racist.

Calling someone a Redskin because of their skin color is not racist.

Brilliant.

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Guest Spider Monkey   
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My best friend, who is black, takes no offense to the word N*****. Therefore, by your logic, N***** is not an offensive word.

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Matthias    1,217

If it wasn't such a big deal, why are there people who draw a line in the sand when it comes to changing the name?  I can understand the feeling of trying to keep tradition or what have you.  Yet even if I were a die hard fan of the team, I would still see the word itself as a negative term.  I see an opportunity here to come up with a very unique name for the team, a significant name.  A name that comes from something native americans treasure.  So you can keep the theme of the team when it comes to the natives, yet get rid of what is definitely a slur in today's language.

 

 

Going back to something I said earlier, native americans aren't really in the forefront of mainstream american society.  Our mindset is white, black, hispanic (a lot of diversity in this group, and there are many here who are descendants of native americans of the southern continent), and asian.  To most, native americans are a historical people, a past generation.  It also seems like most full blooded native americans today, are isolated from the rest of the country.  As though they run their own country within this one.  I would love to see more full blooded natives in the mainstream eye.  I see a new, unique name for this team as that opportunity.

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Happy Panther    3,966

My best friend, who is black, takes no offense to the word N*****. Therefore, by your logic, N***** is not an offensive word.

 

What was my logic again exactly?

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Guest Spider Monkey   
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What was my logic again exactly?

If you're too ignorant to know what you are saying, well....

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Inimicus    2,542

I slept with an "Indian" (feather not dot) chick once and got some of her sauce on my winky...

 

 

 

 

That makes me part Native American!

 

Right?

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The World Wildlife Association of Jaguars should be protesting weekly due to the way they are disrespected and represented by Jacksonville. 

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Matthias    1,217

A lot of people out there (whether jokingly on here or not) bring up other teams such as the Cowboys, Seahawks, etc. and relate that to the Redskins name.  Saying people are offended by those names and want to change them to.  If we change Washington's name, we should change all the names.  The argument is totally baseless and absolutely reaching to the point of the edge of space.  How can you begin to compare names like the "Seahawks" to the "Redskins"?  Does anyone want to seriously attempt to defend this argument?

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Happy Panther    3,966

A lot of people out there (whether jokingly on here or not) bring up other teams such as the Cowboys, Seahawks, etc. and relate that to the Redskins name.  

 

Has anyone actually related the Seahawks to the Redskins?

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Matthias    1,217

Has anyone actually related the Seahawks to the Redskins?

 

I heard people put them into a similar context when it comes to changing the name because someone might be offended.  Ultimately they equated names.  If Seahawks isn't a negative name, then neither is Redskins.  If Redskins is an offensive term, then Seahawks is equally offensive and should be changed.

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It is enevitable. There are actually a couple people thinks others find it offensive.  Just like the rebel flag, they will keep hacking away until it's done.  Also, the name change means a windfall in oil company like profits for new gear sales.  Every one needs new hats and jerseys.

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Happy Panther    3,966

I heard people put them into a similar context when it comes to changing the name because someone might be offended.  Ultimately they equated names.  If Seahawks isn't a negative name, then neither is Redskins.  If Redskins is an offensive term, then Seahawks is equally offensive and should be changed.

 

There is a slippery slope. What percentage of a group need to be offended for there to be a change?

1%?

10%?

50%?

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