To All Those Who Demand the Washington Redskins Change Their Name

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    Or slur as in:

    It doesnt have to be "deliberate." Indeed, as this particular definition shows, it can be quite unintentional or careless.
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    here's a proposed new name for the Washington Redskins

    the 'Washington Foreskins'

    fits being that it is the city of pricks


    hey come on---libs and cons gotta get a chuckle from the above
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    :laugh::laugh::yes:

    Apropos.
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    Apparently it doesn't have to be disparaging either.

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    George Marshall founder of the Washington Redskins gave them the name Redskins. and he was quite the racist. So the name i'm sure was given with the slur in mind.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Dietz

    So is this "slur" as in "deliberate slight" or "slur" as in without disparagement?

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    The article also says Dietz was a white dude masquerading as an Indian. Maybe they can just update the name to the Washington Elizabeth Warrens? That would preserve the original intent and satisfy the offended right? Problem solved. :grin:
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    If Marshall believed him to be a true Native American, then none of that matters with respect to the intent of the team name. However, I agree with your point. Maybe the team was incorrectly named, and that would be a better reason to change it.

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    I am a descendant of the Celts. I am offended by the derogatory team name Boston Celtics. Ban the slur. I am also offended by the derogatory term Irish. Force Notre Dame to change their name. And my great great grand father was cowboy. I am offended by that derogatory term. Ban it.
    Protect me from being offended.
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    I believe "Celtic" and "Irish" are actually the prefered nomenclature, dude. But we can change the Cowboys to the Vaqueros, Cowmen or Cowpersons if you prefer.
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    yes he also honored him by having him wear face paint and and a head dress at home games. so i'm going to go with deliberate slight.

    not to mention he was the last owner to integrate his team that he begrudgingly.

    "We'll start signing Negroes when the Harlem Globetrotters start signing whites."
    —George Preston Marshall; founder of the Washington Redskins, 1961
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    Link? Was this while he was coaching?

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    Those horrible derogatory terms! :eek:

    Combine them and it's even worse... you Irish Celtic Cowboy! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    All that hateful rhetoric you must have endured. Life is so tough. :cry:
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    I'll provide the link when I get back home. Going to a Bible study group so the phone's going off.

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    More info on George Preston Marshall according to writer Alex Pareene:

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    The point notwithstanding, surely you see the difference between "Redskins" and "Celtics."
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    Were Notre Dame's official name the "Fighting Paddys" or if it were the "Boston Micks" perhaps there would be a similar basis for complaint.
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    I'm a white male under 18-34, there's literally nothing you can do to offend me!
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    Only in this day and age is skin color off limits
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    So that puts you around....17 huh? ok

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