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Clay Bennett

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, 6 months ago

    The “Wooden Nickels”

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    An unnecessary intrusion by government into an irrelevancy.

  3. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 6 months ago

    It was not a slur at the time it was adopted, and even today a large majority of Native Americans are not offended by the name.

  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, 6 months ago

    No intrusion at all. In fact, the government just withdrew itself from the issue, leaving it a matter of personal liberty. Fly, little racial epithet (meaning the scalp of a native American), fly! You’ve been set free over a 1999 court case decided on by three Bush II appointees!

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    “It was not a slur at the time it was adopted.” Actually, it was – it just wasn’t acceptable to challenge it. Not that it matters — it is a slur NOW.
    “A large majority of Native Americans are not offended by the name.” What percentage would you find acceptable?

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 6 months ago

    @Kip W

    Hey, ticket scalpers! You’re next!!

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    “…and even today a large majority of Native Americans are not offended by the name.”

    So where are the results of the poll you based your assertion on?

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The vast majority of American Indians have no problem with the Redskins name. A handful of dubious characters are claiming they speak for all the People of all the Nations. Bennett sides with the tyranny of the minority.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 6 months ago

    Was a slur, is a slur and it’s shameful in the year 2014 in our nations Capitol.

  10. Stephen

    Stephen said, 6 months ago

    @ossiningaling

    “Hey, ticket scalpers! You’re next!!”
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    There’s an idea. They should change their name to the Washington Scalpers. They could even keep the same uniforms and logos.

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 6 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    The vast majority of American Indians have no problem with the Redskins name.
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    So, is that opinion or fact?

  12. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    Well done.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 6 months ago

    @Jase99

    Here are some poll results:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9235381/poll-majority-approve-washington-redskins-name

    http://thinkprogress.org/sports/2014/01/03/3116081/poll-showing-people-like-redskins-matters/

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/05/02/washington-redskins-name-poll-associated-press-gfk/2131223/

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyadler/native-americans-offended-by-racial-slur

    So what I see is that the general population does not think the term racist or derogatory. The “native American” (which they are not) population (at 1.2% of the general population according to the latest census results) however shows a different conclusion. Let’s say 70% find it offensive (67% on one poll)..

    So the numbers.

    US population 316, 128.839 (est)

    Native American population 3.8 million (est)

    number of people that are “offended” 2.8 million

    So are we then to sooth the hurt feelings of one city the size of Chicago (2.7 million) and allow them to dictate to the remainder of the country as to what words we can speak or names we can adopt as our own?

    just a thought……..

  14. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, 6 months ago

    Maybe it’s because I’m a curmudgeon but I’m getting SICK of all this PC-ness!!!!

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    I can stand to be corrected but worldwide people of Jewish faith and/or identify with being Jewish number 15 million. I think 5 million live in the USA…?
    Using your logic anti-Semtism is simply allowing a tiny number of people on this planet to dictate to the rest that…

    No, of course it is not. Anti-Semitism is not about a numbers game, it is about offensiveness, bigotry and discrimination.
    Likewise using the label Redskins.

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