Redskins Yes or no

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  1. BWRhasnoAC

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    I can't imagine them actually becoming a new state. No way the Repubs are going for that.
     
  2. everyyard

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    No, and should have been a No a long time ago.
     
  3. Macloney

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    Haskell Indian Nations University is about two blocks from my house. Natives come from all over America to attend. Their sports team mascot is Indians.

    These are the uniforms that Nike made for them including specially sized shoes because many natives have different shaped feet than people of different descent:

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    9 of 10 weren't offended or thought it was positive but 1 was offended. M'kay.
     
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    Of course not :). But Redskins was just the brand of a sports team that has multitudes of other options. It’s not that big of a deal. 10% is still a significant number of individuals that didn’t like it.
     
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    If they change their fight song from "Hail to the Redskins" to "Dicks Out for Harambe", I might have to switch teams.

    And I would eagerly await the first #DO4H hashtag from Prohm during the season
     
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    The thing is though, that's not really historically accurate, no humans are native the Americas. Canada refers to them as First Nations people/tribes. They got it better than we did. That seems to be the best option to me although their wording is kind of confusing because they call Inuit peoples "Native" even though they came to Canada about 20,000 years after the First Nations tribes. Geographically, I guess they are both right.

    I don't ever see the U.S. changing though, it would get much too political.
     
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    Change the logo, salted peanuts with the skins on were called redskins in my day.;) A peanut would be a perfect mascot.:D
     
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    Then technically no humans are native to anywhere but Africa.
     
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    Plus, if I remember right, there were issues with that study. I think it asked people to self-identify whether they were native american and you didn't have say what tribe you were a part of (among other issues). So you could have people lie and say they were native american or they were "native american" because there was a story in their family that their great great grandma was native american but no one else in their family was and they didn't really identify with it.
     
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    L.A. Butt heads.

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    Or Biff Tannen.
     
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    I feel like the quick test is would you walk up to a group of native Americans and comfortably call them redskins.
     
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    It's easy to be white in America so long as you parrot the "woke" talking points. The majority of americans - left and right of center - will sit back and let the anarchist children tire themselves out instigating violence and the destruction of underserved communities.

    IMHO of course.
     
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    You're so oppressed.
     
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    I'm not sure why they can't keep the logo but eliminate Redskins.
     
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    I think there’s a few reasons. It’s probably not great for a non-Native American team to use Native American imagery. Plus it could kind of be seen as a slap in the face towards the people, especially Native American activists, who have been pushing for the name change.

    But even if you think it’s fine, it’s at least possible (if not probable) that at some point in the future teams will be pushed to drop all Native American mascots and imagery. Why take the time, money, and cause division in your fan base to do two rebrandings when you can just do one.
     
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