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Thread: Pressure Increases for Redskins Name Change

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    Pressure Increases for Redskins Name Change

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ake-it-happen/

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...name-continues


    All they have to do is change the logo, thus detaching the name "redskin" from the Native American reference.

    Have a logo of say an angry razorback, colored red, or wearing a red jersey, and voila!

    Someone pass that on. Any lawyers here who can punch a hole in that idea of mine?
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    Yes, the basis of the claim comes from the fact that "redskin" is a racial slur. The word itself is the offensive part regardless of whether or not you detach it from the Native American logo. The North Dakota Fighting Sioux we're forced to change their nickname despite it being historically accurate (the Sioux Indians and particularly some of the tribes in the Dakotas were of the more violent groups of Native Americans). This doesn't bode well for Washington, but I'm not sure what anyone can do about a privately owned team that will FORCE them to change it.
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    It is a horribly offensive word and one that will never be changed.
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    It's basically like calling them the Washington Blacks and having the logo be an African American guy stealing a TV.
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    The Braves cancel plan to use this as their BP cap. Point worth noting, there was no significant criticism of it by Native Americans. The NAs who posted on the AJC liked it.


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    It is interesting to see the NA POV on these things. With the Fighting Sioux, many of the local Sioux actually liked the nickname and found it to be in good taste.
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    The Florida State Seminoles got an endorsement of their use by the Seminole tribe.

    On the flip side, Hugh Jackman, in protest, has yet to attend a Michigan football game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    It's basically like calling them the Washington Blacks and having the logo be an African American guy stealing a TV.
    I think it would be more akin to using the n-word.
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    Im likening it to the cleveland browns.

    Hypotethically if their original logo was of a negro browns would be offensive. Take the logo away and its just a color. Could it not be circum ented that way as per op?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
    I think it would be more akin to using the n-word.
    I think it's somewhere in the middle of the two. Not quite as bad as the n word but worse than simply saying black.
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