Originally Posted by Hookem Horns
However if you lived in the Dakotas, Montana or any other state where there are large populations of Native Americans and often racial tension between them and other races you would hear that word used in a totally different context.
You might hear things like "That store is run by a bunch of redskins".
"That girl is a redskin lover", referring to a white girl who dates Native Americans.
"Those redskins are a bunch of drunks".
How in the world can you say that is not derogatory??
I'd like to hear it before I call it a slur. I'd like to see some evidence that the word has been used at all, I don't believe it has been used in any context other than associated with the football team.
Yes people could have said those things, used that word that way. But I don't think they did.