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Old 06-14-2013   #67
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Default Re: Should the Redskins change their name?

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Originally Posted by Hervoyel View Post
I'm going to go ahead and say what I'm thinking. "Get over it".

It's not explicitly racist today and today is where we live.
I don't ever talk about it until it comes up. I don'y hardly think about it all because they're NFC. We play them this year in the preseason and I have no idea how much attention I'll give to it.

It's not explicitly racist to you, but it is to me. I don't expect you to care how I feel. Please don't expect me to care how you feel, either.

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
I'm not Native American, but I wonder if we've gotten to the point where Native Americans do find it offensive because they've been told they should.
No one told my great grandparents, grandparents, and parents that they should, but they did. None of them ever told me I should, either.

But the people who called me and my family members names and spoke to, treated us with contempt? They did.

The people that beat and abused my family in the boarding schools? They did.

No one had to tell me it was offensive.

It's been my experience for people to tell me I shouldn't be offended.

This thread is a perfect example.
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