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Tom Toles

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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 2 years ago

    Nordic-American backlash against the “VIKINGS” is next.

  2. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ Nos: “Nordic-American backlash against the “VIKINGS” is next.”

    But ‘Viking’ was an occupation (like Lawyer—in fact a lot like Lawyer), and a part-time one at that, indulged in by persons who definitely didn’t wear silly helmets with useless horns on! While most of them were probably what we would now call ‘Nordic’ it was not an ethnic or racial term.
    Ironically, in the present context, if left out in the sun most would rapidly become Redskins!

  3. mextea

    mextea said, about 2 years ago

    way too much political correct talk…stop already… …

  4. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 2 years ago

    What is a Hebe? I have never heard of that term.
    How can a word be derogatory if no one uses it?
    It is like calling someone a kerfling. People would only look at you with puzzlement.

  5. Fat Vulcan

    Fat Vulcan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    It’s a derogatory term for Canadians.

  6. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 2 years ago

    @Fat Vulcan

    Now that’s funny…

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It is all about one political group forcing their will on other people. We just love kicking ass and making others do what we want them to do. It is part of human nature. Once this one is forgotten about, I am sure there will be endless opportunities to attack someone else.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 2 years ago


    “What is a Hebe?”
    It is short, derogatory slang for Hebrew. I guess you know what the other one means.

  9. Bilword

    Bilword said, about 2 years ago

    a hebe is a heeb, as in hebrew.

    your welcome.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ““Redskins” is a derogatory term. It would be like naming a sports team the New York Hebes or the Los Angeles Coons.”

    The analogous names that came to my mind are The Alabama Wife Beaters, Kansas Trailer Trash, Virginia Hillbillies, New York Guidos, or Texas Spics.

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago


    No, try the Texas Governors

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It is a derogatory word. I know quite a few Native Americans and they don’t like the term.
    The vikings are something the Nordic people are proud of, to the best of my knowledge.

  13. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, about 2 years ago

    Someone recently said that if they changed the mascot to a “potato”, the problem would be solved……

  14. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 2 years ago

    So the redskins name is a tradition of racism? Why is Andrew Jackson routinely celebrated and honored by Reid’s Democratic Party?

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 2 years ago

    I think Washington Warriors would be a good choice. It even alliterates.

    If you call me Shrimp, or Beanpole, or Carrot-top, and you do it affectionately, and I accept it as such, that’s fine. But when other people have use the same term to degrade and insult me, I come to resent it. Still, I may put up with it, coming from a friend.

    But if I finally have had enough, and I politely ask you, my friend, to drop it, and yet you persist, telling me that I am too sensitive — so that finally I INSIST that you stop calling me that — and THEN you STILL persist — from that point on, every time you use that name it is an insult and an arrogant demeaning of me.

    It is not the WORD that is the insult, it is the persistent USE of the word after you have been asked and finally told to desist.

    It matters not in the least what you intended when you first adopted the nickname. It is the disrespect for my wishes that is the insult.

    So all the crap justifying the use of the name, claiming that no ill-will is intended by it, is just that — crap. The longer its use persists under present circumstances, the bigger the insult it is.

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