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Posted on 08/08/2013 8:55:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Why Slate will no longer refer to Washingtons NFL team as the Redskins.
This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins.
For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians. They have collected historical and cultural examples of the use of redskin as a pejorative and twice sued to void the Redskins trademark, arguing that the name cannot be legally protected because its a slur. (A ruling on the second suit is expected soon; the first failed for technical reasons.) A group in the House of Representatives also recently introduced a bill to void the trademark. The team has been criticized from every different direction, by every kind of person. More than 20 years ago, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser, no politically correct squish, urged the team to abandon the name. Today, the mayor of Washington, D.C.the mayor!goes out of his way to avoid saying the teams name.
Why, then, has nothing changed? Because the choice of the teams name belongs to one person, Washington owner Daniel Snyder. He has brushed off the controversy with arm waves at tradition, competitiveness, and honor. He recently told USA Today, Well never change the name. Its that simple. NEVERyou can use caps.
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Hey slate... you are a bunch of fags.
In the South Park definition of fags.
“Tony Kornheiser, no politically correct squish”
Yeah, on what planet?
For good measure: Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins ....
Then call them the red-neck shirts.
Can anyone here actually say they they have read Slate. I can’t say that I have unless unwittingly.
What’s next, the Cleveland “Native Americans”?
I used to write on one.............
We will no longer call Slate readable. (Like we ever did0
Political Correctness will eventually fade and disappear. Let us pray that it does soon, and let us aid it in its demise.
“And what should replace Redskins? A D.C. city councilmember cleverly proposed Redtails, the nickname of the Tuskegee Airmen. It nods at the citys African-American heritage, and would allow Snyder to keep a feather in the logo.”
If a team name like Redskin or Cherokee means derision, scorn and contempt for a group instead of highly valuing that group, then doesn’t that apply to a name like “Washington Redtails”?
These morons can’t figure out that sports teams do not use racial slurs for their nicknames. The word “red” as a self-designation is ubiquitous in Native American parlance, even among leftist-oriented Native Americans. “God is Red,” for example, was a popular book among the Native American left.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
My alma mater - Jesuit-run Seattle University, which has turned hard-left since I was there - changed its nickname from “Chieftains” to “Red Hawks” a number of years ago. What is offensive about “Chieftains”? In fact, it is technically not even limited to Native American culture, although that of course was the intent when it was chosen. At least “Red Hawks” is a decent name with some local relevance, unlike the absurd “Stanford Cardinal.”
Changing how you talk changes how you think. The adoption of the term African-Americanreplacing Negro and coloredin the aftermath of the civil rights movement brought a welcome symmetry with Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans, groups defined by geographic origin rather than by race or color. Replacing same-sex marriage with marriage equality helped make gay marriage a universal cause rather than a special pleading. If Slate can do a small part to change the way people talk about the team, that will be enough.OK then. I'll support a name other than Redskins WHEN the NAACP and the Negro College Fund change THEIR names.
How about Holder’s People?
I personally avoid providing hits for lefty web-sites, but I’m glad folks post articles from _________ here on FR; of the many left-wing sites, __________ can generally be relied on to provide some real amusement.
I propose The Beltway Bandits.
For the thousandth time, people don’t name sports teams after Indians because they despise Indians. They name them after Indians because they ADMIRE Indians.
No other explanation is possible.
What area or region of Spain are they from ?
How does Slate feel about printing a factual error every time they refer to the Washington Redskins incorrectly?
The Washington Aborigines.
That should do it.
THAT is too funny!
They could call themselves the “Crackers.” That seems to be an acceptable ethnic epithet these days. It’s only offensive to 80 percent of the population.
“Can anyone here actually say they they have read Slate”?
Only when it’s the link on a Free Republic thread.
Since they’re based in DC, how about the Washington Power Whores?
How about The Washington Foreskins..........they have a lotta pricks in that town.
Drop one letter, rearrange another, and we get Redinks.
The Washington Bullies
I’m sure the Redskins management doesn’t give a hoot what Slate does.
Maybe I’m wrong on my sports history and I didn’t take time to check it out, but I think the Redskins originated in Boston and were named for the tea party Redskins. Similar situation with the basketball Bullets being from Baltimore and named for the armory. And while their name change to Wizards was in honor of Edgar Allen Poe, in my mind Wizards seems more related to the KKK than Poe.
I think the Oregon State BEAVERS should change THEIR name - totally offensive. (sarc)
Its not a slur if you're proud to be a redskin.
There, fixed it.
“Whats next, the Cleveland Native Americans?”
Nah, they were forced to go all PC a few years back and had to change the name to the Cleveland Drunken Indians
The Washington Redskins shall forever be named so, by me, in all of my 55 years of watching football games.
That predates “the pre-conception gleam in the eye of the daddy of the author of that story.
Eff those so-called Indian activists. If they’d had a bigger defense budget, they’d still own this place!
Why Slate will no longer refer to Washingtons NFL team as the Redskins.Oh no, this is going to be a hell of a blow to the millions who rely on Slate for sports coverage.
What an idjit the author of that article is. I heard once that back when the team was known as the Boston Redskins, the guy who named them was thinking more of Boston redskin beans than he was of Indians. But that led to so many bad jokes the team management decided they couldn’t put a bean on the helmets for their logo, so they went with an Indian head logo instead.