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Allegations Accuse The Chicago “Blackhawks” Name To Be Racist
BlackhawksUp ^ | Oct 09, 2013 | Skylar Peters

Posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT by rface

Recent reports surfacing about a particular NFL franchise, the Washington Redskins, created a minor stir throughout the sports world, bringing the Chicago Blackhawks in the argument as well.

What unites the two teams, you might ask? It is the name, which is suggestive of a native group. Not only are the Redskins and Blackhawks involved, but another NFL franchise, the Kansas City Cheifs, and the Cleavland Indians of the MLB. Besides those four main teams, are over 150 other clubs in various sports across North America. Many activist groups for indigenous people have called out these clubs on occasion, with little success.

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Should we be worried? No. A famous study by Sports Illustrated back in 2002 found that “83% of American Indian respondents to a poll said that professional teams should NOT stop using Indian nicknames, mascots, or symbols.” Even though it is over a decade old, feelings are still largely the same......

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackhawks; nhl
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Fighting Irish......
1 posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:59 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

You mean a black hawk isn’t a bird? Just change the logo and they’re good.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by madison10
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To: rface
Chief Wahoo photo Wahoo_zps834a3e8b.jpg
3 posted on 10/09/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: rface

WHERE does it END???


4 posted on 10/09/2013 7:38:46 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: rface

Rush suggested they change the name from the Washington Red Skins to the Washington Thin Skins.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: rface

And I thought they got the name from a comic book character from my youth.

Blackhawk, his air force, his Chinese friend with a meat cleaver, evil men beware BLACKHAWK!!


6 posted on 10/09/2013 7:39:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DManA

How about the Washinton Fore Skins?


7 posted on 10/09/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: rface

I would like to register my formal outrage over Fighting Irish.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: equaviator
" WHERE does it END??? "

When we say enough is enough, we will damn well say " BlackHawks "
Stand up to this non-sense.
9 posted on 10/09/2013 7:43:16 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: US Navy Vet

No, the Jews might get mad.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 7:44:21 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: equaviator

I’m concerned that as “victim-envy” increases, the Green Bay team name will be considered homophobic. (My apologies all around to the fans and that fine team.)


11 posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:37 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
The name of the Chicago Blackhawks comes from original owner, Frederic McLaughlin, who had been a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I. This Division was nicknamed the "Blackhawk Division" and named for a Native American of the Sauk nation, Black Hawk, who was a prominent figure in the history of Illinois.
Owner Frederic McLaughlin named the hockey team in honor of the military unit.

Sorry, nothing offensive about the name. Tell the PC a-holes to take a hike and do some reading.

12 posted on 10/09/2013 7:46:44 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: US Navy Vet

I like that one Sailor! :) Effing Jack @sses! All of ‘em!


13 posted on 10/09/2013 7:47:20 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: DManA
I'd kinda like to see them play along and rename these teams to names that are suggestive of white people.

The Redskins would obviously become the Rednecks.

Middle America would love it, and merchandise sales would go through the roof, and it'd be a little bit of a middle finger to the libtards.

If any white people complained about being offended it wouldn't matter. We've been told for years that you can't be racist towards white people.

14 posted on 10/09/2013 7:47:38 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: US Navy Vet

the washington SKIN RASH??


15 posted on 10/09/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: j. earl carter

I like it. The Houston Honkeys.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 7:49:43 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: rface

word on the street says that PETA is about to launch a campaign against the Detroit LIONS and the Detroit TIGERS...


17 posted on 10/09/2013 7:49:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: equaviator

When it’s Team 1 against Team B - no more names, just numbers and letters.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 7:50:02 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Anything US military IS offensive to PC leftards.

Well, excpet for maybe Chelsey Manning.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: US Navy Vet
How about the Washinton Fore Skins?

It wouldn't work: in reality, there's no end to those pricks.

20 posted on 10/09/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: madison10
You mean a black hawk isn’t a bird? Just change the logo and they’re good.

I don't think that wold satisfy the rat leftists. Check my tag line. Go Hawks.

21 posted on 10/09/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: rface
The Chiefs are named for an old white guy, probably even a greater offense.

a fan contest determined the new "Chiefs" name in honor of Mayor Harold Roe Bartle's nickname that he acquired in his professional role as Scout Executive of the St. Joseph and Kansas City Boy Scout Councils and founder of the Scouting Society, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say

22 posted on 10/09/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: rface

I want to complain about the use of “Vikings”. And, while I’m here, about “Raiders” and “Pirates”. Naming ballteams after these peaceful, commerce loving groups is offensive. I would respectively propose a name of each of these to: DemonRats.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 7:59:50 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Fighting Irish ... from a school with a French name...


24 posted on 10/09/2013 8:02:59 AM PDT by mouske
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To: rface

A state university, where I did graduate work, came under fire several years ago because their school mascot was ‘Redmen’. The U has a large percentage of Native American students.

Like the current angst of a few, that U changed its mascot to RiverHawks.

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How many years before PETA or a similar ‘save the riverhawk’ group complains and the mascot gets changed to the petunias or some such?

[There was a time that remark could have been considered sarcasm. In the new pc world, the current mascot MUST be offending someone, somewhere, somehow.]

PC is winning, one mascot change at a time, one disliked word at a time, one complaint at a time.

PC whines allow a majority of a few to cause changes over a minority of many.

We are truly in a bizarro world.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 8:05:49 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: henkster

I was kinda hoping for an Indian vs. Braves World Serious.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: rigelkentaurus

There are so many names which are offensive based on these criteria.

Buffalo Bills is offensive to the memory of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Milwaukee Brewers is offensive to real brewers.

Dallas Cowboys is offensive to real cowboys.

San Diego Padres and New Orleans Saints are offensive to Catholics.

Chicago White Sox is racist, obviously.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston Celtics are ethnic slurs.

New England Patriots must be offensive to liberals who are aghast at any thought of patriotism.

I’m sure there are others, but you get the point, that liberals can find many others besides Indian nicknames to be offended about.

And aren’t all the animal nicknames offensive to animals and PETA liberals????


27 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (C)
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To: Mark17

Go Wings, but I get the drift. LOL I like the Black Hawk logo. ‘Rats disgust me. Wish they’d leaves sports alone (I’m female and the pink football thing is more disgust), heck, they cannot even let kids play tag on the playground. How are they going to learn sports and sportsmanship, have their parents pay for it all?

The Wings have a long, convoluted history leading back to the auto industry, but it could just as easily be a Native American symbol.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:16 AM PDT by madison10
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To: rface
The Blackhawks logo was voted best in NHL. BLACKHAWKS Hope they don't cave, I have a few sweaters with the indianhead logo.
29 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:40 AM PDT by dznutz
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It has little to do with the name. It has to do with the power to cause change. They feign being offended at something, get it changed, and declare a win. Little successes lead to bigger successes (that is, more power) later.
30 posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:02 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: rface
Not only are the Redskins and Blackhawks involved, but another NFL franchise, the Kansas City Cheifs, and the Cleavland Indians of the MLB.

I'm showing my age because I'd be a lot more impressed with this person's comments if they were spelled correctly, sigh! Chief and Cleveland are the proper spellings, but then again we learned yesterday about how dumb Americans are in the OECD test.

As for names, we once again learn that Political Correctness boils down to victimology and intolerant people with far too much time to gripe!

31 posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:17 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: rface

Cleveland Injuns.


32 posted on 10/09/2013 8:11:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: j. earl carter
I'd kinda like to see them play along and rename these teams to names that are suggestive of white people.

Or, use some of 'their' language/words -- The Teabaggers, for example.

Wouldn't they squeal like stuck hogs.
33 posted on 10/09/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: rface; Bender2

To the author: Spelling are our friend


34 posted on 10/09/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: rface

A former CT/Hartford Whaler player, Joel Queenville coaches the team. Never knew of that until they won the Stanley Cup.


35 posted on 10/09/2013 8:14:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rface

A name can’t be racist. This comes from the left’s dogma that all American institutions are racist.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 8:16:33 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: madison10

Regards


37 posted on 10/09/2013 8:17:00 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well as a Muslim I am offended that San Francisco and San Diego are named after Christians. Harumph. They need to change the names of those cities.

Ok, I’m not really a camel jockey...err Muslim.


38 posted on 10/09/2013 8:19:01 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TomGuy
How many years before PETA or a similar ‘save the riverhawk’ group complains and the mascot gets changed to the petunias or some such?

As much as I detest PETA, I take my hat off to their PR machine. While of course they work with a compliant and fellow traveler media, they still manage to get coverage all out of proportion to their size and advocates. Another of course is that naked female bodies will always attract cameras!

My favorite PETA idiocy of the past in the renaming field is the 'effort' (publicity) to get the town of Fishkill, NY to change its name. Actually, it shocked me that this happened in 1996 so it just goes to show that even someone who would like PETA to stand for PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS remembers some thing that far back!

39 posted on 10/09/2013 8:24:49 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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Re: Teabaggers, for example.

I like it.

Since the term "teabagger" refers to a homosexual act. Wouldn't this then open the door to other homosexual names?

The Texas/NY Rangers could become the Rump Rangers, for example.

I still can't figure this PC thing out when it comes to homosexual references:

I can still say that something "sucks", but I can't call something "gay".

Why is that?

40 posted on 10/09/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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Well as a Muslim I am offended that San Francisco and San Diego are named after Christians.

Just imagine how they would feel about "Corpus Christi!"

41 posted on 10/09/2013 8:28:23 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: rface
You know what I find offensive?

Chicago's large scale slaughter of human beings...

Chicago's systemic corruption and one party politics.

Chicago's lack of respect for the second amendment. Black flash mobs robbing stores and beating clerks is offensive.

Gang-bangers.

On my list the term “Blackhawks’ comes in around the 850 mark... little after people who drop pennies on railroad tracks.

42 posted on 10/09/2013 8:29:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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I still can't figure this PC thing out

There in is your problem.

You can't figure it out because you are looking for a logical rationale.

There ISN'T one.

They just pull something out of the air and run with it -- without a clue as to unintended consequences. Case in point: Paper or Plastic? or Global Cooling Global Warming Global Climate Change.


43 posted on 10/09/2013 8:32:59 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: DManA

I once suggested: The Red’s Kins.

And becoming more apt each day.


44 posted on 10/09/2013 8:36:45 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: rface

We could do like NY City schools. Nothing like the pride of having attended something like PS150.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 8:37:10 AM PDT by WorksinKOP
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To: MeshugeMikey
word on the street says that PETA is about to launch a campaign against the Detroit LIONS and the Detroit TIGERS...

The Chicago Bears?,Cincinnati "Bengals"? "Buffalo" Bills and while they are at it rename Buffalo too, etc.. Liberalism IS A MENTAL DISEASE!

46 posted on 10/09/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Scrambler Bob

That’s good. I’m gonna steal that.


47 posted on 10/09/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: rface

that is stupid


48 posted on 10/09/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rface
The "Black Hawk" is not a racist symbol. This, on the other hand, might be:


49 posted on 10/09/2013 8:47:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: rface

all these team names kept the indian legacy alive...as intended. Now all these names will be lost in time. The Indians are fools. Let them eat crow.


50 posted on 10/09/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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