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  1. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 3 years ago

    or Browns, Indians, Braves, Chiefs, All Blacks, Indios de Ciudad, Eskimos, Warriors, Mohawks, Yaquis, Seminoles, Choctaws, Aztecs, Chippewas, Chickasaws, Comaches, Mochicans, … or the Mars Greenskins

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago

    It is not only Rangel. Jesse (the anti-Semite) Jackson should be on the list. Oh……and let us not forget the great and wonderful Al Sharpton who set up Tawana Brawley.

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    According to Rush (who is always right), using racially-insensitive terms is part of our history, so why should we change?

  4. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    note to gresch kc chiefs were name in honor of h roe bartle whose nick name was chief
    Harold Roe Bennett Sturdevant Bartle (June 25, 1901 – May 9, 1974) was a businessman, philanthropist, Boy Scout executive, and professional public speaker who served two terms as mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. After Bartle helped lure the Dallas Texans American Football League team to Kansas City in 1962, owner Lamar Hunt renamed the franchise the Kansas City Chiefs after Bartle’s nickname, “The Chief.”

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Gresch

    You’ve listed tribal names, generic words (“chiefs”, “warriors”), names which are inaccurate but not inherently insulting (“Indians”, “Eskimos”), and uniform colors (“all blacks”), but nothing comparable to the deliberately demeaning and dehumanizing word “Redskins.” Its only possible defense is longevity, but if we’d had teams for 70 years called “Hebes,” “Coons,” and “Chinks” (with images to match so the reference couldn’t possibly be misunderstood, would you argue we should keep them out of tradition?

  6. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, almost 3 years ago

    Insulting comments are not necessarily racist, but racist comments are insulting.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Sometimes it is what we don’t do that amounts to racism. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/business/economy/us-budget-cuts-fall-heavily-on-american-indians.html?pagewanted=all

  8. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 3 years ago

    @fritzoid

    I may have been too subtle. I got most of the names from a wiki source “List of sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples” I added a few that reference color alone… I forgot the Reds

    I was wondering how an incident that invovles “African-Americans” could be associated with sports team that are linked to Native Americans?

    It is just another case of the Lefts belief in “dog-whistle” words… now the name of the Washington Redskin is associated with “Black” racial issues…

    “Dan Snyder, The Redskins and a Short History of Racist Team Names” was a recent article that once again suggested Native names … even ones like Warrior, Braves, & Cheifs, etc are insensitive…

    This article may be over the top but at least it did not wander into other group’s racial discussion.

    The name of the Washington DC American Football team is not an “African-American” Issue.

  9. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, almost 3 years ago

    to some degree you are right, but in another sense , no. You really have no right to make a prejudicial remark about anything by nature of the very term “prejudicial”. It is a matter of tit for tat and a basic tenet of ethics (IMO).

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    Har!

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