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Old 05-02-2013   #26
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Default Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

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Originally Posted by Dread-Head View Post
That's because they use the actual name and not some slur.
You are assuming slur. The origins of the word are not even known.

It's use here was clearly not meant as a slur in honor of their Indian head coach.

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Originally Posted by noxiousdog View Post
Before being forced to change their name, I would like to know how much Native Americans even care.

This came up with Florida State a few years back where one noisy group complained and got some press, and the rest of the Seminole Nation (real ones, not fans of the team) said hell no, we like them and the pre game rituals.
The last poll found Washington Redskins was acceptable to 90% of Indians.
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