Saturday, January 14, 2006

- - - Skins...?

Ok... so I have a problem with the Redskins.

Redskin is a derogatory term.
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=redskin

Its deragatory in reference to native americans. I don't know how this is a point of argument. It seems stupid to me. Change the name to the Skins. Change the name entirely. Just stop having a racist name in the capitol of what should be the most progressive country wrt racial equality in the world. I mean come on, this is where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech. What would he think if he saw a crowd of 50k+ chanting "Hail to the Redskins?"

If you want to read more, here are some articles on the topic.

1 Comments:

At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, throughout the course of this countries history, we have stolen this country from and massacred almost 99 percent of amercian indians. We have dedicated small lots of land and called them reservations in which these indians may call home. I think that the "Redskins" is a perfect name. What can be more apologetic than 90 thousand people chanting "hail to the redskins" every weekend? This name goes hand in hand with the "Cowboys", "Patriots", "Chargers", "Chiefs", "Braves", "Nationals", "Reds", "Indians" and all the other american team names that one can deam derogatory. And if one were to change the name of the redskins, they would have to change the name of clos to 1/4th of team names. It would be rediculous.

 

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