Just try visiting a Reservation and yell out "Hi Redskins!" and see how "honored" they feel.
But, I want to turn this discussion back to football, since this is a football message board.
Since we're talking about them, what time does Snyder's team play this weekend? I've searched all over the net, googled it, looked for info on nfl.com,tvguide.com, can't find anything. Can someone tell me when they play?
Feel free to ignore the surveys done, specifically the one by Annenberg.
When the Europeans came to the land now know as North America, they called the natives - savages - that way they were justified for slaughtering them without a thought of dignity. Just sayin'.
Should we also change the name of the KC Chiefs? And how about the Cleveland Indians? And maybe those folks over in the Vatican don't take too kindly to the Arizona Cardinals. Would you walk in the Vatican and yell out, "Hi Cardinals?"
Is Cardinals a racial slur? No. Were any of these priests born a Cardinal? No.
It's a bogus comparison.
It's also unlikely that the College of Cardinals would be standing/walking around mingling with the tourist rabble, so it's an unlikely scenario. But I'd do it.
wow...is this conversation still going?
I don't mean this thread, I mean this discussion. I was first aware of this topic in 1992.
imagine that...20 years, and counting, of talking about the same thing. I wonder how long they were debating this before I became aware of it.
can anyone possibly add anything new to the dialogue? I ask in earnest. is it possible there's some point that hasn't already been made countless times?
one could almost make the case that Chief's or warriors was a positive thing but red skin lol ......
like naming an NBA teams the N words, darkies or any other insensitive racial slur ........
maybe we should name some arizona teams the brownskins or wetbacks, etc ......
of course both of those groups have made out a lot better than the indians the past 100 years and have a lot more political clout .......
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