I am white and I am not offended by the terms, cracker, saltine, whitey, white bread, etc., so why are other races bothered by simple words. Oh so what?!
The world is falling apart and this is what Harry Reid is worried about.
what if the Cleveland browns were the Cleveland honkies and how about the Pittsburgh blackskins?
I can't believe anyone voted 'no' on this. The name is ridiculously racist. And of course you aren't offended by those terms Askmeificare, they don't hold the same power.
Jordanb, Life sometimes isn't fair and/or polically correct, but give it time and your fellow liberals will destroy this country by removing the moral fabric that binds us, and by ignoring more important issues such as the economy to keep people dependent on big government. Now we have an intrusive government trying to bully Dan Snyder into changing a team name that has stood for decades. I side with Dan Snyder that government and Harry Reidskin should stop this race baiting and focus on improving our country's economy instead of dividing us.
Way to stay on topic philobeto. But since you brought it up, why does calling out racism make me a liberal and not just a decent human being? And I can keep up with more than one topic at a time, so don't assume this consumes all my time while I blithely ignore "more important issues such as the economy".
Tommy Yazzie, superintendent of the Red Mesa school district on the Navajo Nation reservation. "Society, they think it's more derogatory because of the recent discussions," Yazzie said. "In its pure form, a lot of Native American men, you go into the sweat lodge with what you've got -- your skin. I don't see it as derogatory."
Neither does Eunice Davidson, a Dakota Sioux who lives on the Spirit Lake reservation in North Dakota. "It more or less shows that they approve of our history," she said.
Davidson said that if she could speak to Dan Snyder, the Washington team owner who has vowed never to change the name, "I would say I stand with him. We don't want our history to be forgotten."
In 2004, the National Annenberg Election Survey asked 768 people who identified themselves as Indian whether they found the name "Washington Redskins" offensive. Almost 90 percent said it did not bother them.
Yes.....I find the name extremely offensive......... any reference to the city of "Washington" should be removed from the team's letterhead, advertising, jerseys, helmets, etc. and they should just be called the Redskins unless some other city is willing to adopt them.
I agree- that the reference to "WASHINGTON" is the only offense part!
Yeah, so in the last few year, the NFL is just now getting flack for the name being "Offensive". Whatever!! Society is such babies! They have been named the "Redskins" since 1932. It's 2014 and society is such whining, crying, babies, about this. These hypocrites are upset that the name "Redskins" is offensive. The next thing will be the Catholic people will start protesting the name "San Diego Padres" because Padre is in reference to a Catholic Priest, aka Father! The Yankees refers to run-a-muck Northerners, right? You sissy parents, people, tree-hugger, hippies.....quit whining about stuff that doesn't even affect you at all! This is why this country is so SOFT!!! It's a NAME, people!! And if you think the Native American people were so "hurt" by the name REDSKINS, then you are mistaken. I am Native American. The name Redskin isn't derogatory at all. It is actually, somewhat of a compliment. It's the Washington D.C. douchebags that feel they need to make this an issue.
if native americans weren't such a small demographic they would be able to change the name. there's strength in numbers. however I don't think the name should be changed.
The name will be changed and it won't be that far into the future. Dan Snyder and several folks here just don't get that part yet.
and in the meantime we learn that another group of the Perpetualy Aggrieved is now moving to ban Chief Wahoo as the logo of the Cleveland Indians. And, no doubt, other fools will want to ban the Indians name.If there has been a similar effort to condemn the nickname of the University of Notre Dame, the "fighting Irish", I've not heard it.The world is falling apart around our ears, and THIS is the biggest thing to be wildly indignant about? THIS??One realizes that Harry Reid (spit, spit) is a worthless waste of good oxygen, but usually such people are accompanied by a caregiver and kept away from sharp things.
I like Tea so the name tea party is offensive to me . So lets change the name the Pee party , as that is what they do to Americans
Let's put it this way.....society is a bunch of whining babies. Period. When I was growing up, America was AMERICA! Nowadays, you have to watch what you say because if you happen to offend someone because THEY are overly sensitive, then you can have your reputation ruined, your financial well-being trashed, and simple words can really send a person in a tail-spin. Look at the Clippers owner, Donald Sterling! 99.99999% of you know that you have said similar things.....maybe not racist remarks, but "insensitive" remarks. He did this, in the privacy of his own home, on his own phone, to someone whom he thought was a trusted person. The next thing you know, he is forced to sell his team. So, since he is an owner of a team, the NBA felt that since someones feelings were hurt, they needed to act. Jay-Z, the rapper, is part owner of the New Jersey Nets, right? He has all-black meetings with execs from B.E.T. when he did the documentary about his life. He even admitted that he told security to not admit anyone NOT of black heritage. Nothing was even said about that. SO, why is it a double-standard? The new rule is "if it offends even 1 person, then it is deemed wrong". That is why society is so weak-minded and soft. Buck up and quit being such a baby! You are teaching todays youth that it's ok to cry over spilled milk. The smallest thing can send someone into an emotional tail-spin and it's sickening!
notorious, you are right on the money. why does racism seem like it's only practiced by whites? listen to some rap music and it's scary in its innuendo. racists come in all colors and ethnicity. unfortunately, as long as humans inhabit the earth, there will be racism. let's just not act like it only comes from one direction.
It is good to read comments stating that we are simply too thin skinned and overly sensitive in this country today.
The real problem is that too many with a minority position (not "minorities" as a group) are finding ways to get their wish and ruin the established fabric.
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