Is the name Redskins racist and offensive?

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Is the name Redskins racist and offensive?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    54 vote(s)
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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    My kids HS are the warriors and the cherokee's. One parent started that shit at a game when the tomahawk chomp music played. Another mother who heppens to be 3/4's cherokee stood up and screamed at her that since she is 3/4's indian she had the right to tell her to shut the hell up. The whole place went wild
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    :haha:
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    I say just change the name to reflex the culture that truly runs DC... something like this

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  6. Murphy

    Murphy mglw'nafh fhthagn-ngah VIP

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  7. MISERABLE66

    MISERABLE66 Well-Known Member

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    America is being pussified.

    I remember as a kid in school the teacher would tell us to sit indian style. So we knew it was legs crossed and folded. Fast fwd to when I have kids of my own, I find out, in school "sit indian style" has now become sit like a pretzel.

    What the fuck?!
     
  8. Snotty

    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    Junior High.......Midway Mohawks
    High School......Fair Park Indians
     
  9. Brokenbad

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    Our team was the Falcons. At one game a bunch of jets from Teterboro came and protested.
     
  10. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    No, it's observant.
     
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    Midway Mohawks is real close to the name of their HS lol
     
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    Yeah, but the phrase "I caught you red-handed" IS racist but most people don't even give that phrase a second-thought.

    If the team's name wasn't Red Skins, but Black Skins and had a logo of an African-American, there'd be no doubt as to the offense, right?

    How is this different?

    Just because a phrase made it into your venacular (not just you, anyone), doesn't mean it's okay.

    Even the phrase "hey! you gyped me" reinforces negative stereotypes about the Romani people.

    Lots of phrases like that in American English.
     
  13. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I think even the phrase "yellow-bellied" is a racist remark against Asians (specifically, Chinese).

    I'll try to dig up a few more. :buhbye:
     
  14. openmike11

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    So now its sit like a pretzel. What the fuck is this world coming to.
     
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    Objectively, it is, but it seems to offend white libs more than Native Americans.
     
  16. Nibbler

    Nibbler heaven is in your mind Gold

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    I get red skin if I'm out in the sun too long.
     
  17. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    Here. I found an old college textbook, called Uprooting Racism

    p26 (if anyone cares)

    "yellow peril"
    "to scalp"
    "Jew's harp"
    "war paint" (referring to women's make-up)
    "yellow journalism"
    "red menace"
    "to 'jew down'"

    ...and a shit load of "dark"/"black" and "white"/"light" phrases that are more messy to dissect/discuss.
     
  18. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    [​IMG]

    Not sure why, but the Cleveland Indians logo always struck me as worse than the name 'Redskins'. Maybe because it feels like a throwback to the early years of cartoons when the material was truly outrageous.
     
  19. ohmicah

    ohmicah Real Gad About Town

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    Here's a few slurs for the white man.

    Misogynist

    Homophobic

    Racist

    Xenophobic
     
  20. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    :fail:

    god, you SUCK at this.