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Thread: It's now legally OK for me to wear my Redskins cap ...

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    Default It's now legally OK for me to wear my Redskins cap ...

    Not that I was NOT going to wear it anyway.
    Here in Marin County which is one of the most liberal
    bastions in the country I get a lot of remarks about my
    "Redskins" cap - good and questionable, which I laugh
    off. Same goes for my NRA sticker on my truck's
    rear window. I also have my gun club sticker and "Midsouth
    Shooters" in the back window - just to annoy 'em, although
    I've never received any comments aside from one hoot and
    a thumbs up. But that was about ten years ago.

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    I think they should rename the Redskins.

    I vote for the "Uptight, Anal Retentive, Hypocritical TV Sportscasters."

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    I think the Wash Redskins should change their name also. I would drop the embarassing Washington.

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    Much ado about nothing I say.
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    Last year the speaker at one of my regular Friday Luncheon Club meetings was the Director of Education of an Indian Reserve here in Ontario. In addition to discussing the issue of Indian education, he discussed the use of Indian nomenclature for sports teams and in particular discussed the Washington Redskins. He very politely made the point that the name is demeaning and offensive to Indians and went on to say that every time that he sees people waving tomahawks he wants to be ill. Like most people I had never given the issue a lot of thought but then I tried to see it from their point of view and realized that if the the name Redskins were replaced by a similar visual reference to any other group, then all Hell would break loose. I will leave it to you to think of what those names might be as I would not want to offend any readers of this site.

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    "Waving tomahawks". Does he know that they often did that? Many of them were great warriors and the tomahawk was a tool of that trade. Sounds like he is trying to see only the pieces of history that he wants to see.

    I see the name Washington Redskins as a compliment. To me it stands for toughness and resourcefullness. The team may not always be that good......

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    I agree that in many cases the use of Indian nomenclature is meant as recognition of their positive characteristics. The name "The Braves" is surely meant as a compliment but the name "The Redskins" is a term that has a history of being derogatory and really should be retired. I suppose that since the team is in Washington, they could give themselves a political name such as the Senators, the Congressmen, the Lobbyists, the Incompetents, the Crooks, etc - but then that would really be derogatory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Christian View Post
    I think the Wash Redskins should change their name also. I would drop the embarassing Washington.
    Good one. Trump should bring this up since obama made such a big deal out of the Redskins name.

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    Default Even WaPo says it's all BS

    Poll: Native Americans' attitudes toward the Washington Redskins team name
    (Vast majority say not offensive)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/...eam-name/2034/

    A brief history of the word ‘redskin’
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.32958caa1de5

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    Indian names for teams do not really imply any type of racism whatsoever. For instance, The Atlanta Braves just kept the name handed down from Milwaukee who inherited the handle from Boston. Boston Braves reflects the white men who disguised themselves for the Boston Tea party.
    The Cleveland Indians derived theirs from their predominantly Indian blooded lineup.
    The Chicago Blackhawks are actually named after the Blackhawk Division of WW1.
    The KC Chiefs derived their title indirectly from the Boy Scouts.

    As far as tomahawks and head dresses along with rubber skinned drums, the majority of those are manufactured and distributed by the Cherokee Corp/Cherokee Nations Inc. According to their "Chief", they are a F500 company ensuring the history of the American Indian lives on through the toys and souvenirs they provide.

    FWIW, most Indians I know call themselves Indians to this day/ The term "Native American" is used by both the more radical elements of their tribes, and politically correct white people. White people who have never ventured into Indian land beyond the casinos, gift shops, and tourist attractions. "Native American" is a great sales hype term though and it brings dollars into their system.

    Canada has it more historically correct. "First Nations" is much more accurate since we really don't know who the first natives were. They are still debating over who/what was first. In fact the theory surrounding mans origins in Africa can be debated. In one documentary they described early form of man migrating from Africa, only to discover fair skinned relatives in Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Hello?? Was the research flawed or the narrative FUBAR'd?

    Leave the Indian names alone. Only a few are complaining and their support comes from narrow minded, band wagon jumping white folks.
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