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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.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
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.
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