Washington Redskins must change their offensive Name...

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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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That's right it is downright disgraceful they continue to use the name.

The name stands for everything bad about America.

I personally get offended ever single time I hear their name.

I almost get sick. I taste throw-up in my mouth just thinking about it.

Please change the name. I can't take it. It's beyond disrespectful.

You must drop that no good word "Washington" from your name.

Hail to the Redskins...




posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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That's pretty good kid pretty good you fooled me!


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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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whyamIhere
That's right it is downright disgraceful they continue to use the name.

The name stands for everything bad about America.

I personally get offended ever single time I hear their name.

I almost get sick. I taste throw-up in my mouth just thinking about it.

Please change the name. I can't take it. It's beyond disrespectful.

You must drop that no good word "Washington" from your name.

Hail to the Redskins...


As a Native, myself, I have to say I agree wholeheartedly.

That Washington term is horrible and should never have been associated with my people!



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Good one, almost fell asleep getting to that ending, glad I didn't.


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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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The fact that YOU are offended, has no bearing on the fact that the name does not represent something negative, unless you allow it to.

The original intent of the names was not to inflame or to demonize.

It's a sports team.

The PC crowd really need to take a break.

ETA: LOl...well then I got caught by that one.

I agree with the washington part haha.

~Tenth
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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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I think it should stay what it is, in honor of the Indians.

It Represents the Spirit of the Indians in sport....Love it actually!!

Chief Zee Remembers the Best of the Redskins
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnIiyPoMRiw
www.youtube.com...


This is our Chief,...Deal with it!!
edit on 14-10-2013 by AbleEndangered because: added a comma



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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I think if the word redskin bothers you, then you must be hundreds of years old or maybe a little hyper-sensitive.

Do people get upset about the Yankees? It is a derogatory term given by the British.

The name you choose for your team is what shapes your identity and makes you appealing to fans. If you do not like their image then don't support the team.

A lot of people didn't like the Raiders image. for a while the stands were mostly full of gang members.

If the team has a bad image to most Americans it will hurt the club financially.

I personally find the name of the team a type of honor to natives. Yes they were called redskins ( along with many other words much worse than that) and they they were a worthy opponent. They are honored by being an intimidating banner that the team and their opponent respects.


Darnit!

I didn't read the whole OP... Ill go crawl under a rock now...

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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Lets get rid of everything with any connotation to the Native Peoples!


American places have been named after Indian words. In fact, about half of the states got their names from Indian words. The name of Kentucky comes from an Iroquoian word (Kentahten), which means "land of tomorrow." Connecticut's name comes from the Mohican word (Quinnehtukqut), which means "beside the long tidal river." And the word "Podunk," meant to describe a insignificant town out in the middle of nowhere, comes from a Natick Indian word meaning "swampy place."

Alabama: may come from Choctaw meaning "thicket-clearers" or "vegetation-gatherers."

Alaska: corruption of Aleut word meaning "great land" or "that which the sea breaks against."

Arizona: from the Indian "Arizonac," meaning "little spring" or "young spring."

Arkansas: from the Quapaw Indians.

Chicago (Illinois): Algonquian for "garlic field."

Chesapeake (bay): Algonquian name of a village.

Connecticut: from an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning "beside the long tidal river."

Illinois: Algonquin for "tribe of superior men."

Indiana: meaning "land of Indians."

Iowa: probably from an Indian word meaning "this is the place" or "the Beautiful Land."

Kansas: from a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind."

Kentucky: from an Iroquoian word "Ken-tah-ten" meaning "land of tomorrow."

Massachusetts: from Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, meaning "at or about the great hill."

Michigan: from Indian word "Michigana" meaning "great or large lake."

Minnesota: from a Dakota Indian word meaning "sky-tinted water."

Mississippi (state and river): from an Indian word meaning "Father of Waters."

Malibu (California): believed to come from the Chumash Indians.

Manhattan (New York): Algonquian, believed to mean "isolated thing in water."

Milwaukee (Wisconsin): Algonquian, believed to mean "a good spot or place."

Missouri: named after the Missouri Indian tribe. "Missouri" means "town of the large canoes."

Narragansett (Rhode Island): named after the Indian tribe.

Nebraska: from an Oto Indian word meaning "flat water."

Niagara (falls): named after an Iroquoian town, "Ongiaahra."

North Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."

Ohio: from an Iroquoian word meaning "great river."

Oklahoma: from two Choctaw Indian words meaning "red people."

Pensacola (Florida): Choctaw for "hair" and "people."

Roanoke (Virginia): Algonquian for "shell money" (Indian tribes often used shells that were made into beads called wampum, as money).

Saratoga (New York): believed to be Mohawk for "springs (of water) from the hillside."

South Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."

Sunapee (lake in New Hampshire): Pennacook for "rocky pond."

Tahoe (lake in California/Nevada): Washo for "big water."

Tennessee: of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown.

Texas: from an Indian word meaning "friends."

Utah: from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains."

Wisconsin: French corruption of an Indian word whose meaning is disputed.

Wyoming: from the Delaware Indian word, meaning "mountains and valleys alternating"; the same as the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.


Read more: American Indian Place Names | Infoplease.com www.infoplease.com...

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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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MALBOSIA
I think if the word redskin bothers you, then you must be hundreds of years old or maybe a little hyper-sensitive.

Do people get upset about the Yankees? It is a derogatory term given by the British.

The name you choose for your team is what shapes your identity and makes you appealing to fans. If you do not like their image then don't support the team.

A lot of people didn't like the Raiders image. for a while the stands were mostly full of gang members.

If the team has a bad image to most Americans it will hurt the club financially.

I personally find the name of the team a type of honor to natives. Yes they were called redskins ( along with many other words much worse than that) and they they were a worthy opponent. They are honored by being an intimidating banner that the team and their opponent respects.


Darnit!

I didn't read the whole OP... Ill go crawl under a rock now...

edit on 14-10-2013 by MALBOSIA because: (no reason given)


We have all done it...




posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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I see what you did there.




posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Didn't the name Yankee stem from a term the colonists used toward the British who in turn started using for the colonists.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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A Star for cleverness.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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I kinda always knew you were prone to responding without reading

 


As for the OP... that was a good one, whyamIhere. Nice twist.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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redmage
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I kinda always knew you were prone to responding without reading

 


As for the OP... that was a good one, whyamIhere. Nice twist.


I was being facetious.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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I hate overly PC crap. I think it hurts more than it helps. However, that doesn't change the fact that they have a point.



I for one like the name. I don't find it offensive, but I'm not Native Indian either.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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I don't like the name of the team; however, they are a billion dollar+ franchise. They have a certain brand recognition that goes along with their racist name. I totally see the reasoning behind changing the name, but the push to make them give up a world recognized brand, not so much.


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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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That's pretty funny.


Also shows how many readers actually get to the bottom of a post before jumping in to regurgitate their own dogma.



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Lovely backpedaling there. Very graceful!

 


As someone with Sioux heritage, I couldn't agree with the OP more. Definitely need to remove that offensive "Washington" portion from the team name!



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Not Landover Red-bones, please no!!



posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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This is our Chief,...Deal with it!!

Look it's the Native American Al Jolson in blackface. He is not a Chief in any way if anything he is a disgrace.





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