Recommend new name for Redskins

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  1. Jimmors

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    No it does not matter, since traditionally, people in the majority have always denigrated those in the minority.
     
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    It is a football teams name and I doubt the origin of the name to was to offend native Americans. The name is no different than any other football teams name with an exception someone is getting butt hurt over the name. I would not doubt someone on this planet is offended by the Bears name. I doubt people in todays world go up to native Americans and say Hey there Redskin, how's it going.
     
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    Because they realize it is an offensive ethnic slur, and as a society, we have moved on past the point where those are acceptable, especially when used for a billion dollar global sports franchise.

    But, to spin it another way, i have yet to hear any concrete argument as to why they should keep it other than "tradition." It has no historical significance (like "Blackhawks"), it does not represent an actual tribe of people (like "Seminoles"), nor does it represent the namesake of the state (like "Illini"). The only argument i hear is "well, they've always had it, so stop getting offended, tradition!!" The problem with that, is that all it does is reinforce stereotypes and prejudice, if people see it as an acceptable term to use for a Sports team, then why shouldnt it be acceptable to use when describing actual Native Americans?

    And i am not surprised in the least to see your strawman argument about "Bears are offensive to somebody," way to miss the point completely.
     
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    No clue what that means.
     
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    4th and 26 George Halas
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    Yeah that is it. sarcasm

    That is all you are doing with this argument.
     
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    Thats all ANYONE is doing on this topic.
     
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    I understand why people are upset about the name, but it seems like this is a "force feed" from the liberal media. When the people demand a change (what bravery too, forcing their political opinions towards a football team in Washington D.C., of all things), then they'll get it.
     
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    Holy poop as part American Indian I object to the direction of the feather on the logo.
    Change it to Washington Bullets
     
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    Since they have Merriweather, maybe Wash headhunters?
     
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