Recommend new name for Redskins

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  1. Bearstuff

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    How bout the Washington Rednecks . Use this a[​IMG]s their helmet logo . Git er done - team logo.
     
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    I have read a few new articles about this and I would say FU to the media we are keeping the name, there was nothing wrong with the name 20-30 years ago but now it is a big issue. Teams like the Blackhawks have had their name for decades and now some people are butt hurt over the name. Move on and cry about something else.
     
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    Because the Blackhawks were named after a WWI Infantry Division, which was named after an actual Sauk Chief named Black Hawk. So there is historical significance to the name, and since it is named after an actual person (long since deceased), nobody could really object to it (Similar to how the Bills are named after Buffalo Bill).

    The problem with "Redskins" is that how is it anything but a derogatory name for Native Americans? Do people still call Native Americans red skins? Do we call Asians "Yellow Skins?" Of course not, because it is offensive.
     
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    4th and 26 George Halas
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    It is a nickname of a team, just like Patriots, Giants, Vikings, Panthers, Chiefs etc.
     
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    And your redskin tater pisses off the Irish...
     
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    A nickname that is based on an ethnic slur.
     
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    And why would that be? Red Skin Potatos were originally bred in the US.
     
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    An illustration of Black Hawk


    from History of the Indian Tribes of North America
    BornMa-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak
    1767
    Saukenuk, Illinois
    DiedOctober 3, 1838 (aged 70–71)
    Davis County, Iowa
    MonumentsBlack Hawk Statue, Black Hawk State Historic Site
    NationalitySauk
    Other namesBlack Sparrow Hawk
    OccupationWar captain; band leader
    Known forBlack Hawk War
    Black Hawk (1767 – October 3, 1838) was a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle, he was not one of the Sauk's hereditary civil chiefs. His status came from leading war parties as a young man, and from his leadership of a band of Sauks during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

    During the War of 1812, Black Hawk fought on the side of the British. Later he led a band of Sauk and Fox warriors, known as theBritish Band, against European-American settlers in Illinois and present-day Wisconsinin the 1832 Black Hawk War. After the war, he was captured and taken to the eastern U.S., where he and other leaders toured several cities. Black Hawk died in 1838 in what is now southeastern Iowa. He left behind an enduring legacy through many eponyms and other tributes.

     
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    Because the Pontiac is a seedling descended from the Katahdin, which of course is a hybrid of the White Rose and Sutton's Flourball. And EVERYONE knows that Sutton's is originally a seedling from Great Britain who originally seeded it from Ireland.
     
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