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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 5 months ago

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

  2. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 5 months ago

    @Nos Nevets

    Chuckles, it’s not about the use of an ethnic group. (Ever hear of the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Blackhawks? Notice anybody demanding that those teams change their name? Me neither.) “Redskins” is a derogatory term. It would be like naming a sports team the New York Hebes or the Los Angeles Coons.

  3. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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!

  4. mextea

    mextea said, 5 months ago

    way too much political correct talk…stop already… …

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, 5 months 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.

  6. Fat Vulcan

    Fat Vulcan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @wolfhoundblues1

    It’s a derogatory term for Canadians.

  7. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 5 months ago

    @Fat Vulcan

    Now that’s funny…

  8. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 5 months ago

    @wolfhoundblues1

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

  10. Bilword

    Bilword said, 5 months ago

    a hebe is a heeb, as in hebrew.

    your welcome.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    So a politician gets a bug up his …. and crys to the do nothing regulatory people. They slap down a judgement with no basis in reality. Now a private business needs to change a name that could cost them a billion, all because of what?
    Let me see, if the War Hero’s Wind talkers are honored by the name. The name is to inspire greatness for a winning team, but 2 white guys have a problem with it? So mommy government should step in and make it all fair.

  12. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    With all the serious problems in the world, we are obsessing about the name of a football team? How insane is that???? Get real, people!

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    ““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.

  14. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    No, try the Texas Governors

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months 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.

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