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Old 02-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #181
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So, out of all of the "Native Americans" who were polled at this summit, how many were full-blooded Native Americans, and how much of a percentage who voted actually said the name was not offensive.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #182
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How about we just keep the name and tell the uptight PC folks out there to buzz off?

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Agreed . . . and this:

growing up a Redskin fan in Northern Michigan was not easy. All we got to see on TV was either the Packers or the Lions . . . there was no Direct TV . . . there only thing you could do was the large satellite dish and they were VERY expensive . . . but i lived right down the road from the Ojibwa Indian Community and had quite a few friends there . . . they flew the Redskins flag all football season long and had a community hall with a satellite dish just so they could watch the Redskin games . . . it was a celebration every week . . . and what they told me was the term Redskin meant to them was "Great Warrior" . . . the whole community there embraced the name and the team . . .

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A poll of American Indians found that an overwhelming majority of them are not bothered by the name of the Washington Redskins.
and while that poll is a bit older, there are tons of polls like this . . . the VAST MAJORITY of Native Americans DO NOT find the name offensive.
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Agreed . . . and this:

growing up a Redskin fan in Northern Michigan was not easy. All we got to see on TV was either the Packers or the Lions . . . there was no Direct TV . . . there only thing you could do was the large satellite dish and they were VERY expensive . . . but i lived right down the road from the Ojibwa Indian Community and had quite a few friends there . . . they flew the Redskins flag all football season long and had a community hall with a satellite dish just so they could watch the Redskin games . . . it was a celebration every week . . . and what they told me was the term Redskin meant to them was "Great Warrior" . . . the whole community there embraced the name and the team . . .

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and while that poll is a bit older, there are tons of polls like this . . . the VAST MAJORITY of Native Americans DO NOT find the name offensive.
Unfortunately we live in a world where if one person is offended that's usually enough. Never mind that the one person has a vested interest in being offended and may not even be the subject of the slight. Yeah, I'm talking to you, Liberal do-gooder.

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The Washington Post, and Sally Jenkins in particular, cover the Redskins/Dan Snyder with a very thinly veiled bit of contempt. She, at least in her coverage, hates Snyder, and any news item which she can use to mock, attack or just plain hate on Snyder she will do it. A lot of that Dan brought on himself with his early moves when he bought the team, but to think this article is anything more than just an attempt to slam Snyder is basically wrong.

I hope eventually the Post and the Skins kiss and make up, but until then I'll rely on several other far more accurate, and less biased, sources for Skins community news.
Wow, I had missed that article. I honestly can't believe the post would put something like that in their paper. I understand they have their differences with Snyder and the skins, but come on, that was basically journalistic bullying. It's shame, but you really can't trust anything you read or hear, everyone seems to have an agenda.
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Wow, I had missed that article. I honestly can't believe the post would put something like that in their paper. I understand they have their differences with Snyder and the skins, but come on, that was basically journalistic bullying. It's shame, but you really can't trust anything you read or hear, everyone seems to have an agenda.
Yeah, the childish tone of Jenkins' article surprised me. It wasn't written up to professional standards. Let alone fair and accurate.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #187
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Are we still talking about this shit?

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“There’s nothing that we feel is offensive and we’re proud of our history,” Allen said at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Redskins’ training camp in Richmond on Thursday. “To suggest that players and coaches and fans are thinking any other way doesn’t make sense…It’s ludicrous to think that we’re trying to upset anyone.”

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Yeah, the childish tone of Jenkins' article surprised me. It wasn't written up to professional standards. Let alone fair and accurate.
Sally Jenkins is a columnist not a reporter. She's paid to give her opinions not to be fair & accurate.
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So, out of all of the "Native Americans" who were polled at this summit, how many were full-blooded Native Americans, and how much of a percentage who voted actually said the name was not offensive.
I checked it out some live and only one or two of the people were indians. It looked like the other 95 to 99% were black or white.
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I checked it out some live and only one or two of the people were indians. It looked like the other 95 to 99% were black or white.
Yeah. I was posting on the Washington Post site in the comments section, and this supposedly "Redskins fan" was arguing with me about the name change. I told him about the Indians who were polled on the reservations, and he said "100% of the indians who attended the summit said it was offensive, so that trumps your poll" or something to that effect. I basically asked him how many were "full blooded" and never got a response back. I think it's so silly how people jump on the bandwagon of the easily offended when they don't even know why they are offended.
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Yeah. I was posting on the Washington Post site in the comments section, and this supposedly "Redskins fan" was arguing with me about the name change. I told him about the Indians who were polled on the reservations, and he said "100% of the indians who attended the summit said it was offensive, so that trumps your poll" or something to that effect. I basically asked him how many were "full blooded" and never got a response back. I think it's so silly how people jump on the bandwagon of the easily offended when they don't even know why they are offended.
I hope you pointed out that the symposium was a biased event toward changing the name.
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I hope you pointed out that the symposium was a biased event toward changing the name.
Well, I basically said earlier in the post that if we all wanted to know the true answer as to whether to change the name or not, to allow ALL Full-Blooded Native American Indians to vote on the name. IF they found the name offensive, then the 'skins should change the name. If not, then it's a dead horse issue. That's when the guy brought up the Symposium, which at that time I realized he had no idea what he was arguing for. Oh, but I did bring up why he was not arguing for a name change of the Dallas Cowboys, since cowboys back in those days killed Indians and took their land. Or the violence that Buccaneers and Vikings brought on other people, but they never had an answer for those questions, they just ignored that part and went back to talking about the Redskins name.
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Sally Jenkins is a columnist not a reporter. She's paid to give her opinions not to be fair & accurate.
Is it too much to ask a "columnist" like Sally Jenkins to write an article that doesn't sound like it came from a jealous high-schooler? From Sally Jenkins in her "article".

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Great point!

On CSN last night Brian Mitchell said that if the name is offensive to even ONE person it should be changed and I have to call BS on that. I'm not saying "Redskins" can't be used as an insult, but individual people are nuts and can be insulted by the dumbest crap!
I guarantee you could find a PETA member who finds any animal-based team name offensive because they think it exploits the animal for human entertainment.
I bet there are born again Christians who find any name with the words "Devil" or "Daemon" offensive because it invokes evil.
There are probably extreme pacifists and/or environmentalists who are offended by Jets and Rockets.
Hell, there are probably color-blind people who find color-based names offensive!
(okay, I've been watching too much Parks & Rec; this is turning into one of those town forum scenes)


The name "Brian Mitchell" now offends me. I wonder what his new name will be?
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