Recommend new name for Redskins

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  1. Henry Burris

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    A linguistic analysis of books published between 1875 and 1930 show an increasingly negative context in the use of redskin, often in association with "dirty", "lying", etc.; while benign or positive usage such as "noble" redskin were used in a condescending manner.
    Bruce Stapleton (March 6, 2001). Redskins: Racial Slur or Symbol of Success?

    I hope this passes the board's admittance on what would be considered a racial or ethnic slur, and proper documentation of such.
     
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    Shhh...there is no super officially documented and notarized proof that Redskin was a anything but a term of endearment.
     
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    no one said anything about endearment. The fact is its not remotely perceived as a racial slur like the so called N word. I can yell Redskins in a crowded room and nothing is going to happen to me. I wont get my ass kicked or have any legal problems with police or what ever
     
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    and football betting is big business, the last thing Indians want to do is piss off a large fan base and lose money in their casino's LOL
     
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    So called N word? Please tell me you find the n word offensive.

    And speaking of the N word.... If you walk up to a black man and call him a black skin.... What do you think happens to you?
     
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    so called N word , IE I didn't type it in full is all I was doing/saying..just like you just did just now...but lets type it...******...now,thats the so called N word I was talking about. No, LOL I'm not a racist
     
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    Probably because it's called snark.
     
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    LOL I don't know that word either ?
     
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    Trust me.... if you are CALLING someone a name that references the color of their skin.. it's a slur.

    Yea, whitebread... that includes you and I.

    Really shouldn't be much of a conversation about if it's currently a slur or not... IT IS.

    The questions are:

    1) Was it a slur when originally applied to the team?

    And then...

    2) Is it sufficiently offensive enough now to warrant a change? Does "tradition" or original "intent" mean anything, and if so... what's the big deal? If not, where do we draw the line against a nation/culture that finds itself perpetually offended about everything?

    You all know my answer: I won't call someone a Redskin, or a N***** or anything else. More often than not, if they tell me they are offended when someone does, I'll tell them to STFU and get over it. Nothing pisses me off then those that are easily offended over a word. I firmly believe that you're giving some level of control over your life to someone else if you get so spun up over their use of a word. Tell them it offends you and THEN.MOVE.ON.
     
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