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Redskins clothing could be banned at DC public high school
The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 10/15/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT by markomalley

The principal of a public high school in Washington, D.C. indicated that he would ask the student government to decide whether or not to prohibit clothing featuring the Washington Redskins name — something at least one American Indian student thought was offensive.

Principal Pete Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School told The Washington Post that the decision would be placed in the hands of student council members, who would have the power to decide — on behalf of all students, collectively — whether the Redskins moniker is offensive.

“I’ve got no dog in the fight,” he told The Washington Post. “If nothing else, it’s a learning opportunity.”

He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

One American Indian student told Cahall that the name “Redskins” was offensive — a belief shared by President Barack Obama, who recently said it would be wise for the Washington-based NFL team to consider changing it. Since Obama’s pronouncement, various commentators have weighed in on the issue, including NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who said the name was offensive and should be changed.

Some of the pressure to change the name comes from illegitimate sources, however. A New York state assemblywoman recently told The Daily Caller that self-proclaimed Oneida Nation leader Ray Halbritter is not actually an Oneida. (RELATED: Documents: Anti-Redskins Indian leader not a legitimate member of his tribe)

Redskins owner Dan Snyder supports keeping the moniker and maintains that most American Indians do as well.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dc; football; highschool; nfl; pc; publicschools; redskins; schools; washington
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1 posted on 10/15/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

“Washington” is more offensive than “Redskins”.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: markomalley

Let’s burn any book in their library that any one student finds offensive, too!


3 posted on 10/15/2013 8:30:11 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: markomalley

I think this team is a disgrace using this name connecting itself with Washington ,LOL


4 posted on 10/15/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: markomalley

That Indian kid was probably still pissed that he couldn’t run the gambling in the high school.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:02 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: markomalley

I have a simple solution, just remove the last four letters and make it the “Washington Reds”.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 8:32:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley
...something at least one American Indian student thought was offensive

And if 500 students thought the Mexican flag was offensive would they ban that?

7 posted on 10/15/2013 8:32:30 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: markomalley

None of them can read so how are they offended by it?


8 posted on 10/15/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: markomalley

Some conservative student should file a claim at the school that he finds the Obama logo, pictures of Che on t-shirts, etc., offensive, then challenge them to ban those the same way they did with the (probably fabricated) Redskins complaint, or else to dismiss both complaints. If they don’t, file suit for discrimination. Use liberals’ paradigms on them themselves and see how they like it.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 8:34:03 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: markomalley

Coming Soon.. no more US flags.. They have Red stripes on them.

That far fetched?

look at some of the flags O supporters are carrying.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 8:36:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: markomalley

PC on steroids.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 8:37:11 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

Libralism is a MENTAL DISORDER!!


12 posted on 10/15/2013 8:37:11 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: markomalley

BREAKING: Dan Snyder has caved, saying the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive to too many people and that the name will be changed for the 2014 season. They will be known henceforth as the Landover Redskins.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: NormsRevenge
That far fetched?

It really isn't. This is all being done by the Alinsky playbook. They are polarizing and focusing on a single issue and making it personal.

The Alinsky-ites are so firmly entrenched that anything short of an electoral A-bomb won't do.

14 posted on 10/15/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: markomalley

Just rename them the “DC Moochers”


15 posted on 10/15/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: markomalley

PETA says keep the name and change the mascot to a potato!

Seriously. Aren’t there some first amendment rights involved here?


16 posted on 10/15/2013 8:46:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: markomalley

If I was a liberal Democrat in 2013, I’d be laughing and crapping on everyone too....


17 posted on 10/15/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: dfwgator

No, make the team honor Washington’s “leader”:

The Washington Stompy Feet

(evil grin)


18 posted on 10/15/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak

Naw, the Big Ears.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 8:49:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley
What is all this fuss over a football team named after a peanut?


20 posted on 10/15/2013 8:49:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: kevkrom

I blatantly stole that for my facebook page.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 8:50:55 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: markomalley

The level of stupidity just keeps rising. I think we have reached the event horizon and cannot recover.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: hoosiermama

More than first amendment....there is the issue of property rights, called the most sacred by John Adams no less.....

The name is a big part of the equity value of the privately owned Redskins franchise.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 8:55:23 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Vermont Lt

Some American Indian folks consider it an honor. Some consider it a shaming taunt. The ultimate answer is not even social, except that society can be a vessel and conduit of it, if it chooses. The ultimate answer is spiritual. In general, the “honor” viewpoint should be encouraged. There should be more “pride” but not egotistical or self worshiping pride, rather pride of being a creation of God. (The idea that some faceless “evolution” got us where we are is a big honor sapper.)


24 posted on 10/15/2013 8:59:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
I blatantly stole that for my facebook page.

Quite alright. I appropriated the general idea from a Twitter posting in the first place:

Matt ‏@MDaniels_BR 23h Washington Redskins to Drop "Washington" From Name Because its More Insulting. #NFL #govtshutdown #lol #Redskins

25 posted on 10/15/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: markomalley

I’m offended that Indians have multi-billion dollar tax free gambling empires in states that outlaw gambling.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 9:00:20 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

Well, the American Indian reservation thing was part of a deal between the US Federal Government and various groups of American Indians.

I think we should spend less time being jealous and more time thinking how we can improve one another’s (and our own) lot.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: TurboZamboni
The principal is making a pretty smart decision by passing it onto the student government. I'll bet they not only shoot it down, but that rabble rouser is going to experience some negative peer pressure.
28 posted on 10/15/2013 9:05:53 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman

Don’t be so sure of that - the types who get into student government tend to be the liberal control freaks. That’s probably more true in college, but don’t be surprised to see misguided “do-gooderism” from them.


29 posted on 10/15/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: markomalley

On his radio show last night Dennis Miller said all they have to do is change their logo to a potato. Then a caller suggested they just add an “a” (Readskins)
Funny stuff!


30 posted on 10/15/2013 9:08:50 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: markomalley

The irony of this being done at Woodrow Wilson High School is obviously lost on the Principal.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-The Ultimate Terrorist Weapon.)
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To: markomalley
one American Indian student thought was offensive

Yep ... I read on another thread that in an interview he said, "The palefaces are very insensitive."

32 posted on 10/15/2013 9:09:55 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: markomalley
I saw a bag of Red Chief apples in the grocery store.....can my kid bring them to school or are they banned?

What about O. Henry's book, Ransom of Red Chief?

33 posted on 10/15/2013 9:11:33 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley
Got it!!

Washington REDCOATS!!

...still fighting against the American people!

34 posted on 10/15/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: markomalley

Government school is child abuse.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 9:16:42 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: markomalley

Do these 50 IQ morons at Woodrow Wilson High School know that democrat Woodrow “KKK” Wilson resegregated the federal government?


36 posted on 10/15/2013 9:17:12 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: markomalley

If those Redskins- err...Injuns- err...Native Am...whatever had a bigger defense budget and better command and control, they’d still own this continent! < /sarc >


37 posted on 10/15/2013 9:25:08 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rarestia
The Alinsky-ites are so firmly entrenched that anything short of an electoral A-bomb won't do.

How about they start having "accidents"?

38 posted on 10/15/2013 9:26:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Not enough Henry Bowmans in the US to effect that sort of change.


39 posted on 10/15/2013 9:30:22 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kevkrom
I have a better idea. Perhaps he should change their name to the Los Angeles Redskins.
40 posted on 10/15/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: markomalley

How about the Washington Parasites?


41 posted on 10/15/2013 9:36:09 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: markomalley
Could there be anything less "American," than the idea that a majority of high school undergrads can take away the freedom of choice of their fellow studnets--and on an issue as idiotic as the connived hoopla over the name of the local team?!!

Our public discourse has now been dumbed down to the extent that this "educator" does not even realize just how stupid and totalitarian this proposal actually is.

William Flax

42 posted on 10/15/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: markomalley

Geez, I am so glad every other problem in the world was solved so that we have time to focus on something important like this


43 posted on 10/15/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: fhayek
I have a better idea. Perhaps he should change their name to the Los Angeles Redskins.

It's one of the most valuable sports brands in the world, which is the #1 reason Snyder isn't going to change the name. He's not going to crash the team's value by playing to half-empty stadiums in LA.

44 posted on 10/15/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: markomalley

I’m part American Indian.....and I’ve no problem with it.


45 posted on 10/15/2013 10:09:07 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think we should spend less time being jealous and more time thinking how we can improve one another’s (and our own) lot.

I was kidding. I don't really care about their casinos. I don't gamble. But I also don't want to hear their whining about "racism".

46 posted on 10/15/2013 10:21:27 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: markomalley

How about we ban D.C.?


47 posted on 10/15/2013 10:22:10 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: markomalley

http://www.greatschools.org/washington-dc/washington/105-Wilson-High-School/#!/overview

Enrolled - 1633 students
Diversity - 49% black, 22% white, 18% hispanic, .... 0% American Indian/Alaskan Native.

He may very well be the one and only American Indian enrolled. As if that didn’t make him special, now he wants even more attention.


48 posted on 10/15/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: markomalley

This is one of the weirdest Progressive movements I’ve seen in a while.

What will they do when they discover that there is a Native American high school out West that has used the Redskins name for their sports teams for, oh, about 100 years? And they really like it because it pays honor to a specific American Indian.

Everything I hear, I now assume is a lie until proven otherwise.


49 posted on 10/15/2013 10:46:08 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: markomalley

Black kids are too effin feisty for this Lib Lady PC, it will fail.


50 posted on 10/15/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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