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  1. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 4 months ago

    Bu-but-but we have redskins, er Indians, that don’t mind being called redskins.

  2. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    That Viking is obnoxious too. Let’s rename all the teams after flowers. Who wouldn’t want to see the Daffodils play the Nasturtiums?

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 4 months ago

    We still have Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Jemima, names that go back to a time when older black people were always called aunt and uncle rather than Mr. or Mrs. That origin is now sufficiently forgotten that there are relatively few people offended by those names today. (Making those iconic figures over so they don’t look like servants anymore helped.) - Will the name Redskins last long enough to become quaint rather than insulting or annoying?

    If I call you by a nickname, intending no offense, and you put up with it for years, never saying a thing about it, I can’t very well be blamed for using it. But if once you tell me that you really dislike it, and you want me to stop, … and I then persist in using it, then I am blameable: not because I use it: it hasn’t become suddenly more offensive than it was: but because I am ignoring your wishes.

    My college team was the Indians. The college was founded in part to educate Native Americans, which is why the name was chosen centuries later. In the 1930s, the women’s team was the called, at least informally, the Squaws or the Indianettes. The junior varsity was called the Papooses. Nobody gave it much thought in those days. I sometimes wonder when the college community first learns that such language was deemed insulting to people. In my day, only “Indians” remained, and “the Tribe” was sort of a nickname. Now the team is officially the Tribe. The NCAA just recently made the college change the tream logo to eliminate the pair of eagle feathers (the last vestige of Native American reference) that formed part of it. So we now have an ethnically neutral Tribe. Perhaps the Redskins could do the same thing, phasing the old name out for a new one, not because they HAVE to, but because it is more polite not use a name a substantial number of people find annoying.
    But, truly, there are so many many more important things to worry about!

  4. mextea

    mextea said, 4 months ago

    we/you all better watch out for what we/you say in our/your bedrooms etc…somebody might record US/YOU ..and we/you all know that there are times when WE/YOU are not politically correct…WHAT THEN?

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 4 months ago

    @mextea

    asked: WHAT THEN?”


    The easy answer: don’t ever be a bigot. Then you won’t ever have to be “careful”, you’ll naturally never say anything bigoted.

  6. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    This political correctness is out of hand. Put on your big boy or big girl pants and just deal with life. There isn’t any guarantee that life is going to be fair so just takes what comes and don’t let it bother you.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 4 months ago

    @antiquetracman

    “This political correctness is out of hand. Put on your big boy or big girl pants and just deal with life. There isn’t any guarantee that life is going to be fair so just takes what comes and don’t let it bother you.”
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    No problem, as long as you are not the butt of the joke, not the one discriminated against, not the one not allowed to do what other Tax Paying Americans can do.
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    So far, I just suck it up and don’t go crazy. Sometimes I speak my mind.

  8. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I prefer Washington Palefaces! Or Kimosabies but Ican’t spell it

  9. David B

    David B said, 4 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Isn’t there a pesky Amendment for free speech and thought? Check what the race baiters say while getting a free pass and get back to us.
    I went to “Himeytown” a while back.

  10. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, 4 months ago

    Let the market decide. If people stop going to the games because of nicknames, then they will be changed.
    BTW, is St. Paul being pushed to change its name? Indiana?

  11. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 4 months ago

    @David B

    I have no “first amendment for free speech” so moot for me.
    But let’s see if I’ve understood your 1st amendment protections:
    It prohibits the state/government from inhibiting or impeding free speech.
    You are therefore pretty much free to say whatever you like. Other nations that have Free Speech have caveats or conditions, usually along the lines of hate speech or speech inciting violence on others.


    Correct me if I am wrong: the NBA is not a government office…?
    Therefore they can pretty much react to your free speech in much the same way you broadcast your bigoted opinions. You are therefore free to say whatever you like so long as you are aware you are then subject to the sanctions/reactions of those who hear your bigoted speeches; and they are equally free to react to your broadcast bigoted opinions.


    Getting back to mextea’s warning:
    My reply suggests that if one is not a bigot then one does not need to worry what comes out of one’s mouth.
    Solution to reactions to bigoted speech? : don’t have bigoted opinions in the first place.
    Be tolerant of others and one’s life will tend to run with less stress.

  12. BruceLeeRoy

    BruceLeeRoy GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It’s “HAIL” to the Redskins; not “to Hell with the Redskins.” Dolt.

  13. David B

    David B said, 4 months ago

    Blah, blah, blah! Let the likes of Jesse, Al, Louie, Arsenio,,….,et al spew hate at whites and get a pass. Hate flows both ways.

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