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Old 06-25-2014   #304
Double Barrel
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Default Re: Should the Redskins change their name?

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Originally Posted by disaacks3 View Post
I wonder if 90%+ won't find it offensive. I wonder if the local LULAC chapters will write in voicing their approval of said franchise.

(for those that missed the thread in the NSZ, this comparison was tried with African Americans)

The unlikelihood of those two events happening should tell you all you need to know about the validity of the comparison.
Because 90 percent of women either do not want it or do not care.
~ Anti-Suffrage Women Fought Against the Vote

Did you know that many women were against universal suffrage? Did that make universal suffrage wrong?

A majority on the wrong side of an issue doesn't make it right.

There is a really good point made in this article:
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Basically, for those of us who aren't Native American (which basically means the vast majority of the people who reading this), I don't think we have the right to use images of headdresses, tomahawks, tribe names, and so on. It's not a question of whether such symbols are offensive, or whether they perpetuate outdated stereotypes; it's that they don't belong to us. If a non-Jewish group used a menorah or a Star of David in its marketing, wouldn't that raise a few eyebrows? Ditto for a non-military group using a Purple Heart. And if those examples don't pass the smell test, neither does a sports team using Native American iconography.
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