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originally posted by: ShAuNmAn-X
Better yet since everyone is so easily offended by everything these days why don't we ban sports altogether because the concept of winners and losers is insensitive and hurtful.
originally posted by: donnydeevil
Full blooded Ojibwe and I have never heard of any of my Native brothers and sisters call themselves redskins. Isn't it nice that some of the Caucasians of North America still think they can dictate to us what we should feel is offensive and we shouldn't.
I mean a big nosed "indian" with a head band that has a feather sticking out of it should not be offensive to us at all. *eye roll*
originally posted by: Gumerk
originally posted by: Krakatoa
If this continues, I envision a future where all sports teams wear a shade of grey uniform, with no logos, no names, no numbers, and we don't keep score. Not a bright future...if you ask me.
Heh...no way corporations will let that happen. The player's will be walking advertisements for Chevron, Microsoft, etc.
originally posted by: YungMahn
It’s a Native American with red skin. Red skin was considered an insult to native Americans. How do you not see how wrong it is? It’s the reason people have an issue with the Redskins team name.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ShAuNmAn-X
That's where it's heading.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Do you believe that this franchise is attempting to do harm?
I don't think anyone consulted Vikings, Patriots, Irish, etc., either, but somehow, no one really worries all that much about whether any of those groups are offended.
I guess the assumption is that because we're all white here that they wouldn't be that way if anyone was? That only minority groups lack the power to change those things?
originally posted by: TinySickTears
The Cleveland Indians will stop using their Chief Wahoo logo on game jerseys and caps starting in 2019, according to The Associated Press. The decision has the support of the MLB, which has urged the team to decrease its use of the logo in recent years.
Notably, the logo won’t be going away entirely. The ban extends only to on-field displays, meaning Chief Wahoo will still be a fixture on merchandise that’s available throughout northern Ohio.
What about Chief Knock-a-Homer?
no mater how you feel about the logo what is the point from banning only from on field displays?
its either an issue or it is not. i really dont understand why it is apparently only an issue on the field.
what do you all think?
i honestly do not give this much thought. i have lived just outside of cleveland for 20 years. the only time i ever hear complaints about the logo being racist is online. i never hear people saying anything about it out in the world. i suppose that would make sense since this is indian fan nation around here.
do you feel it is racist? bad taste?
should it be banned?
personally i dont see it as racist.
i suppose the only people that really have any room to say # would be people of native american heritage.
i guess it is fan attachment for the reason as to why its not gone 100%
originally posted by: SailorJerry
Bring back the XFL to compete with the now overly political NFL BS and watch the NFL start losing money.
Its easy to stay on top when youre the only game in town, people will put up with a lot, but give them options and see what happens