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Old 04-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

Well. I guess I would be pretty creeped out if I had to play for a team called the "whiteskins", "blackskins", etc...
Wasn't it a movie that just came out called "Redtails" ?
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A D.C. Council member is preparing to introduce a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name, perhaps to the Washington Redtails.

LINK: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...e19_story.html
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Default Re: Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

For Christ sake. This is a non-issue.
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Default Re: Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

Leave my hometown team be! It's not racist, and I stand by it.
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Default Re: Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

"The original meaning of "Redskin" comes from Europe and was used by the Europeans when they arrived in North America, hundreds of years before any reference to any other meaning was used. This is supported by Reader's Digest in its book "Americas Fascinating Indian Heritage" where it is quoted as stating the name Redskin was..

"inspired not by their natural complexion but by their fondness for vermilion makeup, concocted from fat mixed with berry juice and minerals that provided the desired color. The men would streak their faces and bodies with bright red ocher and bloodroot.""

Take a vote amongst aboriginal peoples in the USA. If they want the "Redskins" name changed then change it. It isn't a big deal and the team will get a chance to sell new jerseys all over again.

If the aboriginals don't care then the white liberals and Jews (because I feel Jews are the reason "political correctness" is the monster it is today even though it is politically incorrect to say so) shouldn't care either.

If this is legitimately offensive to indigenous peoples then absolutely the name should be changed. I really don't think natives care about this issue at all and many probably like the name.

Is "Redskin" really offensive? Is it better than native peoples be eliminated from sports monikers all together? Is there a sports team that has tried to name itself after something degrading or powerless? To my mind every sports team names itself after something formidable (or tries to)- Lions, Bears, Tigers, Hawks, Eagles! No sports franchise is named the Victims, Losers, or Pushovers.

The Redskins are named after a formidable people who ruled a continent and imposed their will on their enemies. I personally feel the name is flattering to indigenous peoples and if I was native I would wear Redskins gear in a heartbeat. I strongly feel that natives could care less about this issue and would love if someone could find evidence to support or detract from that claim.
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Redtails is a pretty good name!
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"The original meaning of "Redskin" comes from Europe and was used by the Europeans when they arrived in North America, hundreds of years before any reference to any other meaning was used. This is supported by Reader's Digest in its book "Americas Fascinating Indian Heritage" where it is quoted as stating the name Redskin was..

"inspired not by their natural complexion but by their fondness for vermilion makeup, concocted from fat mixed with berry juice and minerals that provided the desired color. The men would streak their faces and bodies with bright red ocher and bloodroot.""

Take a vote amongst aboriginal peoples in the USA. If they want the "Redskins" name changed then change it. It isn't a big deal and the team will get a chance to sell new jerseys all over again.

If the aboriginals don't care then the white liberals and Jews (because I feel Jews are the reason "political correctness" is the monster it is today even though it is politically incorrect to say so) shouldn't care either.

If this is legitimately offensive to indigenous peoples then absolutely the name should be changed. I really don't think natives care about this issue at all and many probably like the name.

Is "Redskin" really offensive? Is it better than native peoples be eliminated from sports monikers all together? Is there a sports team that has tried to name itself after something degrading or powerless? To my mind every sports team names itself after something formidable (or tries to)- Lions, Bears, Tigers, Hawks, Eagles! No sports franchise is named the Victims, Losers, or Pushovers.

The Redskins are named after a formidable people who ruled a continent and imposed their will on their enemies. I personally feel the name is flattering to indigenous peoples and if I was native I would wear Redskins gear in a heartbeat. I strongly feel that natives could care less about this issue and would love if someone could find evidence to support or detract from that claim.
oh sure, blame the Jews
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We can't help it that we're so successful. Maybe you gentiles just should try harder.

Come on, pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and make something of yourselves.
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Default Re: Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

Jews are the far-left. Not big news or a stunning revelation. Kinda' like calling the sky blue.

Anyway, who cares about the name Redskins?

If enough people actually hate it, other than trial lawyers who push this sort of nonsense as a prelude to racial discrimination / emotional distress civil suits, than just change it already so I don't have to see this stupidity anymore.
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We can't help it that we're so successful. Maybe you gentiles just should try harder.

Come on, pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and make something of yourselves.
I tell my gentile friends all the time; "it's not easy ruling the world". The other 99.99% of the world always got their hands out... lol.
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