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Steve Breen

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  1. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Except for the Native Americans.

  2. lyle122

    lyle122 said, about 3 years ago

    Would anyone care if Reskins became Whiteskins? Or Blackskins? Or Pinkskins? Or Pigskins?

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 3 years ago

    @pirate227 well, i would ask why it hasn’t become an issue till now? Since it’s not exactly a new team name – not saying it shouldn’t happen, but seems idiotic at this point.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    Try google, then realize that continuing to do something wrong because that’s the way it’s always been done is idiotic.

  5. rowena28

    rowena28 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So cleats, shoulder pads, and helmets are dated? Do they play in bare feet with no protective gear now?

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Try wikipedia:

    ""Redskin" is a descriptor for Native Americans, the origins of which are disputed. Although by some accounts not originally having negative intent,1 the term is now defined by dictionaries of American English as “usually offensive”,2 “disparaging”,34 “insulting”,5 “taboo” 6 and is avoided in public usage with the exception of its continued use as a name for sports teams."

    Yup, that sure is a complement… in your skewed world.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago

    In 1987, I had only been a few months in Portugal. I had become friendly with an American student (in geology if I recall correctly but I don’t remember his name!) who was over there on an exchange programme. I remember mentioning, while discussing apartheid – as one invariably did as soon as someone discovered I came from South Africa – “redskin Indians” to differentiate, in my mind, from what I knew as the Indian community in SA.
    The shocked look on this young American’s face stopped me.

    Of course, I had grown up in a society riven with discrimination and with discrimatory laws still on the books in 1987, it hadn’t occured to me that the term I had used was offensive. But I took to heart the explanation given to me all those years back and still clearly remember that lesson; and from one of your compatriots! I’ve forgotten his name but not his lesson. It was offensive in 1987, it was offensive before and it clearly still remains offensive.

  8. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago


    “Except for the Native Americans.”
    Except.. you are wrong. The complaints are not coming from Native Americans, they are coming from people like you who think they are speaking for the Native Americans for some reason. Poll after poll has shown the Native Americans really could care less.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago


    Try to get out of your bubble more often.

  10. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago


    Maybe you should take your own advice pirate:
    I can play that game too.. as well as show a list of native american schools that call their teams Redskins. Your article only shows Snyder is an idiot and Native Americans were upset that he claimed they ‘endorsed’ the name. Surely you can see the difference…

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