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The Washington _________ Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.
Slate ^ | 8/8/13 | By David Plotz

Posted on 08/09/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

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 it’s 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 team’s name.

Why, then, has nothing changed? Because the choice of the team’s 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, “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER—you can use caps.” Earlier this year, some Redskins flunky was assigned the job of locating high school teams around the country called Redskins, and found 70 of them, which proved very little except that the Redskins are capable of spreading a bad example to the young. (A Google search of “Redskins” “nickname” and “high school” turns up story after story of schools dropping the nickname.) And this May, the team pathetically trotted out a guy named Chief Dodson to explain that his people were “quite honored” ...

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To: Clint N. Suhks
New, more appropriate Washington names:

The Washington Welfare Queens

The Washington Crack Heads

The Washington Kenyans

The Washington Souljahs

The Washington Sell-Outs

The Washington Tyrants

The Washington Bureaucrats

The Washington Corruptocrats

AND (my favorite) The Washington Lewinskys

51 posted on 08/09/2013 8:54:49 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Washington “R Words”.


52 posted on 08/09/2013 8:55:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The team never used the name Redskins as a slur; ergo, there is no case against its use by them.


53 posted on 08/09/2013 9:00:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Alberta's Child

The vast majority of American Indians have no problem with the name as they realize its use in that context is nothing less than a compliment.


54 posted on 08/09/2013 9:02:24 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
For example, why is it that “people of color” is politically correct but “colored people” is not (unless you are the NAACP in which case it is still ok)

I actually have an answer. It's because "people of color" was coined by liberal PC police and "colored people" wasn't. The NAACP includes "colored people" in its name because it really isn't a slur.

55 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:33 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

My favorite: The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups


56 posted on 08/09/2013 9:09:35 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Rennes Templar

Chargers offensive to horses.


57 posted on 08/09/2013 9:09:35 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Wait ‘till they find out the name of the Compton High School mascot.


58 posted on 08/09/2013 9:11:15 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: dfwgator

COWBOY is a negitive too. Look how many Redskin’s they slaughtered. We need to ban the Cowboy’s too. For that matter Chief’s. Why do they do the Tomahawk Chop in KC at the Chief’s game.


59 posted on 08/09/2013 9:13:15 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: VRWCmember

Needs to be investigated by the IRS.


60 posted on 08/09/2013 9:13:46 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Replace Indian head with a Potato

problem solved.


61 posted on 08/09/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: reagandemocrat

“Compton High School Tarbabes”.

Really.


62 posted on 08/09/2013 9:14:50 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

Lawrence High School ‘CHESTY LIONS”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_High_School_(Kansas)


63 posted on 08/09/2013 9:17:01 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: vc79

At one time, the Washington REDSKINS fight song was the property of Clint Murchison, original owner of the Dallas Cowboys.

As a Cowboys fan, I like the name Redskins. Makes the game more interesting.


64 posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:00 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I would change the Jets name. Jets vs Sharks. Racist against Puerto Ricans.

Gone.


65 posted on 08/09/2013 9:37:39 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Yorlik803

I will from now on refer to SLATE as SHIT.


66 posted on 08/09/2013 9:41:16 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
The PC Police have arrived

Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

67 posted on 08/09/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname

Wait a minute. Does this mean it's OK to use the name Indian again? I thought that was replaced by Native Americans.

This PC game is so hard to play.

68 posted on 08/09/2013 9:45:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Gasshog

The Washington Redskins.

69 posted on 08/09/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I remember playing football in school, in which the teams were shirts vs. skins. The guys on the skins team were of all races and ethnicity, however. So hopefully my gym class teacher wasn’t racist due to diversity on both teams.

Probably they aren’t allowed to do shirts vs. skins nowadays.


70 posted on 08/09/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pietro

The Washington Redacteds. Perfect for the Age of Obama.


71 posted on 08/09/2013 10:42:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Who cares what SLUT(e) does?

It’s not like they are a real news outlet


72 posted on 08/09/2013 10:45:34 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I always go to Slate for my NFL news.


73 posted on 08/09/2013 11:48:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Slate Fudge Packers dodgeball team gerbils are on strike.


74 posted on 08/09/2013 3:44:53 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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75 posted on 08/09/2013 3:47:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Peter King can go screw himself.


76 posted on 08/30/2013 3:21:35 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Pietro
Foreskins... so many pricks in Washington...

What a fitting name!!!

77 posted on 08/30/2013 3:29:41 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: dfwgator
Dallas

Aren't you embarrassed with the Dallas Cowboys? Dallas Abused Animal Herding People would be so much more sensitive.

78 posted on 08/30/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by grania
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