Indians who call themselves Redskins

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.rrstar.com/blogs/x1592815661/Indians-who-call-themselves-Redskins

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    ..................He makes some good points, but I recently heard directly from the “offendees†that it’s not such a big deal.

    About a month ago, I took part in my sixth mission trip to the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, a week-long youth trip through my church — Riverside Community Church — where teens and adults do work on the homes of native Americans. It includes painting, roofing, putting in floor tiles, ramps, windows and dry wall.

    While there, we had a “Culture Night†in which a Navajo couple named Ranson and Lula Tom spoke to our group about history, politics, religion and other areas regarding their people.

    While talking about their now-grown sons, they mentioned how they attended nearby Red Mesa High School in Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. That’s when I raised my hand. Two days earlier, we drove past Red Mesa High School, which proudly showed on its exterior walls that it was home of the Redskins.

    I asked why a school in the Navajo nation, made up of Native Americans, would call itself the Redskins if the word has such a negative connotation.

    Ranson didn’t have an answer. “I kind of like it,†he said. He looked at it as a positive; an honor to the Indians.

    Lula wasn’t offended either. She thought maybe, like in some other cultures and races, it was OK for them to use the phrase, but not for outsiders. She was basically likening it to the N-word, that gets thrown around by black rappers and black comedians.

    But that’s not the same thing. I don’t know of any high school with the N-word as a team mascot.

    I did a little more research when I got back and found out one of the teams in Red Mesa’s conference is Tuba City High School, which is known as the Warriors — the same nickname Marquette University was forced to drop because it was offensive.


    Again, I still don’t know where I stand on this issue, But it is an interesting perspective to hear directly from the people who are supposedly being denigrated.

    And one last thing ...

    When people tell you that desert heat isn’t so bad because it’s a dry heat, kick ‘em in the shins. Hot is hot. The only difference is you’re baking instead of boiling..............
     
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    i've lived around latinos and asians and native americans.

    it may be that my perception of color is off, but i don't see that the natives are red. they're brown like the others.

    i've seen all of them nekked too.

    no red, just a lovely brown.
     
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    What's next?

    Making the Giants change their name because it is offensive to midgets?
     
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    Jello Biafra's take from Mascot Mania:

    It seems to me
    That to stay mean
    These names should change with time

    The New York Muggers
    Detroit Murders
    And Chicago Mob

    Boston Bigots
    Texas Swindlers
    And the L.A. Cops

    Miami Drugs
    New Jersey Dumps
    Take on the Denver Smog

    Seattle Fads
    New Orleans Hoods
    Milwaukee Cannibals

    San Diego Jarheads
    And the Arizona Drought


    More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/mascot_mania_lyrics_jello_biafra.html
    All about Jello Biafra: http://www.musictory.com/music/Jello Biafra
     
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    Negative.

    Grew up in southern Arizona. Survived a 120 degree summer. Used to jog in in 110 degree heat.

    Any time I go to the east coast, at it is humid, it can be 80 outside and I am fucking miserable.
     
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    [video=youtube_share;ezrJM5uQ_s8]http://youtu.be/ezrJM5uQ_s8[/video]
     
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    I'm part Cherokee Indian and I'm more of a copper color when I tan.

    Fuck people who get offended.
     
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    Why don't white people get mad? when they tan they look like lobsters
     
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    My kid's highschool teams' are the warriors for the boys and cherokee's for the girls. A friend of mine is 3/4's cherokee. A woman stood up during the "Tomahawk chop" chant screaming to stop it, that the cheer was an insult to our North American natives! My friend stood up, looked her square in the eyes and yelled back, I'm 3/4's cherokee and I say it's fine! God did we laugh our asses off as the woman sat down and didn't open her mouth for the rest of the game.
     
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    plenty of white devils tan just fine.
     
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    mocking them is the way to go.

    shit > bleedingheartliberals
     
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    Who dat bitch?
     
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    was it this indian?

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    If I spend more then 30 mins a day outside in the summer I get accused of being puerto rican because of my curly hair(when long) and deep brown coloration. I'll never forget the time I had to go to the SS office in Brockton, MA. Brockton has a ton of puerto ricans. I'm sitting there in a wheel chair in a room full of PR's. This old white man walks in, looks around the room, stares at me and says loudly,"Jesus christ nothing but a room full of Ricans!" I started to tell him to fuck off as I was white...until I throught it through and realized it was much safer to just shut the fuck up and be pissed off.
     
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    Change the name to the Washington Thinskins.
     
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    :jj:

    i'm in az. although i'm pretty white now, i used to golf at noon in the middle of the summer. i never thought to use sunscreen.

    i'm too lazy to lay out in the sun anymore. :)
     
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