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Publication's Take On Team Nickname Debate Raises Many Eyebrows
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.
An article posted to The Onions website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.
Under the headline, Redskins K Owner Refuses To Change Teams Offensive Name, The Onion referred to Snyder as hook-nosed and shifty-eyed. The K-word was used three times, once in the headline and twice again in the story and it wasnt the only derogatory term used.
Snyder has insisted the team will continue to be called the Redskins despite growing opposition to the name. Those calling for a change include the Oneida Indian Nation, a tribe in upstate New York.
Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas called the teams moniker an insult and a slur during a Sunday Night Football editorial earlier this month.
Did The Onion go too far with its satire? Reaction on Twitter ranged from applause to outrage.
The Onion makes its point by crossing the line, one person tweeted.
Another wrote that The Onion failed in a big, pretty disgusting, way.
The upstate NY Oneidas started this anti-Redskin movement most recently. They were the only tribe of the Iroquois Nation to fight on the Patriot side against the Brits. We owe them a good listen.
Oops...please take the photo down. Just noticed it was Getty. Sorry.
Except the rabble-rouser who started it was exposed as not being an Oneida at all, but a fake, and Obama bundler.
From what I understand, about 90-95% of Native Americans either like the nam or don’t care about the issue. I suspect the Oneida Tribe is getting paid off by someone like Soros. Snyder said that the name would not be changing and that sort of comment is a challenge to those who would take control of everything that they could in this once freer nation. I think the ‘K’ word is exponentially worse than the term Redskin.
Sure, Giants fans don’t like the Redskins, but they don’t care if short people, or tall people for that matter, are offended.
Cowboys fans don’t like the Redskins either.
So is “Celtics” racist? How about the 49ers? Do the Oakland Athletics show a prejudice against fat people? Perhaps the Oakland Raiders reveal a prejudice against Wall Street brokers? Are the Panthers opposed to a black supremacist political party?
Interesting history of the word:
It's my understanding that "kike" is on the level of "honky," "cracker," "Uncle Tom" or "Tío Taco"--almost always used with malice. "Redskin" is only used with malice by rival football fans.
The people who started this are NOT the Oneida Indians. They are political activists.
90% of people are not offended and don't care. A few people in the MSM are stirring this up.
What about the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks etc.?
Interesting that no one so far addressed the issue of whether The Onion went too far.
Yes...I did see something about that, but he says he has proof. I will look into that further. Thank you.
What makes you think they would stop at the Redskins?
don’t forget the Pirates, the Patriots, the Vikings... Buccaneers... where does it end? and don’t get PETA started with all the animal names... sheesh...
I always thought the word ‘kike’ was worse, but I am not Jewish. Maybe Snyder should go with ‘the tighty whiteys’.
Many moons ago tribe move west because Pilgrims ruin neighborhood. Tribe travel west, over country and mountains and wild streams, then come big day... tribe fall over cliff, that when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, “I think we lost. Where the heck are we?”
no one really gives a chit about the indians. They are not protected class. Screw em they have gaming rights.
Indians, Braves, Fl. St. Seminoles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvz-l9SGoW8 ) chant, KC Chiefs, SD State Aztecs,Blackhawks, the list is too long of “racist” names.
Lets ban them all( sarc off):
funny how they don’t cry about the Yankees... why is that okay if Redskins is not? hypocrites!
I remember when the libtards raised a fuss about Florida State using the name Seminoles. The real Seminoles told the libtards to lighten up, besides, many of them were FSU fans.
I think it’s about radicalizing the natives as it was done the blacks.
My college went from being the UL-Monroe Indians to being the Warhawks. I refuse to buy any caps or shirts that say Warhawk on it.
My response to liberals when this comes up: how vigorously did you oppose Elizabeth Warren when she ran for the senate seat in Mass? I then point out (when they say they didn’t), that here was a case of a person fraudulently using programs designed to help native americans for her own selfish interests, and the fact that you were silent then, but only are heard on a purely symbolic issue, makes you a racist hypocrite.
It doesn’t win me any friends, but it does silence them rather effectively.
They are phasing out Chief Wahoo slowly but surely. More of the uniform combinations have a script “Indians” or the letter C on their caps. The Chief has been relegated to the batting helmet and a small patch on their sleeve.
PeTA actually came up with a position on the football team name. They suggested leaving the name alone and replace the mascot with a potato.
Yeah, something similar happened to my old high school. Redskins ==> Redhawks ==> No Sale.
If indians didnt like the name, they shoulda said something when the team first formed. It shouldnt take 80 years to get offended
Who was it that started all of this BS about the Redskins ?
"Go Redwood Trees" just doesn't have the ring to it, and Cardinal is a darker red color, so "Go Darkies" might cause problems nowadays, but "Go Reds" fits well.
It’s over. The Redskins will be renamed before the 2014 pre-season opens, it’s only a question of how much the team will pay American Indian charities between now and then.
Good post. Thanks.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
If Snyder were a black instead of a Jew would the Onion have used the “N” word each place it used the “K” word?
Therefore, it’s not equivalence that they’re driving for. They’re not courageous....they simply outed themselves as ZwiebelNazis.
Excellent point, as the current media is nothing more than the Praetorian Guard.
Perhaps we need a Humor Czar to regulate parody? I nominate Gilbert Gottfried.
"They were the only tribe of the Iroquois Nation to fight on the Patriot side against the Brits. We owe them a good listen."
Oh puh-lease. We? Speak for yourself. I owe them approximately jack-squat. Because their ancestors determined that scalping Brits was more profitable than scalping Yankees, we should take their whining about the name of a sports team seriously?
Excellent point. Thank you.
You don’t know your history.
When I said “we” I absolutely didn’t mean you. Sorry...I should have been clearer.
Yep, someplace in the front of their minds is a little place that says, “It’s OK to attack Jews.”
Thanks, but no listen. Redskins, Go Redskins! And, I am not a fan!
But to the main issue here -- I'm dog-tired of listening to people whine. Every democrat-voting demographic is offended by something that normal Americans recognize as harmless. Not a day passes without another round of whining, complaining, griping, bitching moaning from the left about perfectly harmless things.
It would not be possible, for me to care any less about their whining. I've had it.
If Mr. Snyder changes the name of his team to ANYNAME other than REDSKINS, I move that we strike all “Indian” names from use. No more states, rivers, towns, counties, lakes will be called what they are called today. NO MORE INDIAN NAMES, PERIOD!
Take that you PC Assholes. (not that I feel strongly about this matter)
I like it. It’s real, it’s funny, and it’s fun.
I just want to know what Bob Kostas (Greek?) thinks, then I’ll make a decision.
and then we will have the vegetarians harping on the POTATOES...
I remember an Indian baseball team in B.C.’s Chilcotin back in the ‘70s who called themselves the “Wagon-Burners”.
Natives have a great sense of humor, generally.
I know. Who could pick on a po lil’ spud???
I thought that the indians lost the war....why do they get to make the rules?? The entire concept of “Indian Nations” within this country is asinine at best....cut off the welfare, mainline them, like everyone else, and get the hell out of the 18th century.
what do you think that the Packers pack????????????meat
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