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View Poll Results: Should the Washington Redskins change their name?
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Old 06-13-2013   #1
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There is a team in Louisiana calling themselves the Ragin' Cajuns.

As a RCA I protest this denigration of my ancestry.

Not really..

Biggest bunch of nonsense ever.

JJ Watt born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. And people call him a Texan?

Wisconsinites should march on Washington and protest.

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Over sensitive America ....


Too many people worried about what someone else does offending someone ... & the people it might be offensive to aren't the ones making a stink.
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Default Re: Should the Redskins change their name?

This has nothing to do with the past, and everything to do with political correctness as a means to exercising power.

WHY LEFT VICIOUSLY ATTACKS RGIII, BEN CARSON
'There's too much political correctness going on in our country'


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Borelli said the liberal culture fiercely condemns anyone who dares to challenge the ideology of the left, but she said there is special venom reserved for conservative blacks who dare to speak their minds.

“It’s all about control. The people on the left are unable to control people’s words and their actions. When you have someone like RGIII or someone like Dr. Benjamin Carson, even myself, who was vocal about liberty and people being independent and not relying on the government for example, that’s a problem for those on the left who want to control the message,” said Borelli, who noted that the liberal fear of independent thought is especially evident in the hostility aimed at Dr. Carson. She said his life is the embodiment of what is great about America, but his personal ideology makes him a target of scorn from the left instead.

Borelli said the intensity of the criticism aimed at black conservatives comes with a very clear message to all blacks from the liberal establishment.

“That is to set an example for others to not do the same thing, for anyone else to not be vocal about what they really think. Unfortunately, that works. It’s something that is very effective, making people an example of something and no one else is going to step up and challenge the so-called status quo,” Borelli said.
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Yes and changed the name of that stupid team in Florida with my picture on the helmet. signed Flipper
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Default Re: Should the Redskins change their name?

So who is going to admit to voting "yes" on this?

I'm with the others who've posted so far, this PC crap can kiss my ass.
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I voted yes just for the entertainment factor.

Would love for the skins to announce they are changing their name just to see all the hoopla around it...
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So who is going to admit to voting "yes" on this?

I'm with the others who've posted so far, this PC crap can kiss my ass.
I voted yes. Always found the name in poor taste. Just me. Strongly expect to be in a massive minority here.

I don't feel strongly on the subject, I don't have a dog in the fight like Yvette.
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I'm Native American. Call me a skin to my face and its on.
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I'm Native American. Call me a skin to my face and its on.
How something is said makes a great deal of difference.
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How something is said makes a great deal of difference.
Not for some words.
There's political correctness and there's being just plain mean. And I figure that what you were referring to when you said it depends on how you say it. If one is educated enough to know the origin of certain terms and the hate and hurt associated with their origins and original meanings, why would ever do that?
Some call it political correctness, I just see it as good manners.
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I'm Native American. Call me a skin to my face and its on.
See. Last time this thread arose I mentioned that this and was told I was being "hyper-sensitive" or overly "political correct." I was told by some that "no one is offended".
Sorry, If someone called a team the NewJersey N:gg3rs I'd be offended.
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See. Last time this thread arose I mentioned that this and was told I was being "hyper-sensitive" or overly "political correct." I was told by some that "no one is offended".
Sorry, If someone called a team the NewJersey N:gg3rs I'd be offended.
I think it's more likely they'll be called NewJersey Mobsters...
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I think it's more likely they'll be called NewJersey Mobsters...
No no...the "New Jersey Association of Legitimate Businessmen"
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Sorry, If someone called a team the NewJersey N:gg3rs I'd be offended.
But...but...what if the intention was to honor black Americans?
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But...but...what if the intention was to honor black Americans?
I'm getting the mental pic of a mascot with big red lips and an afro...
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cak, no amount of spin will cause me to feel any different or think it's any less racist and derogatory.

Obviously, what I say and how I feel doesn't matter to the majority of you all either.
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cak, no amount of spin will cause me to feel any different or think it's any less racist and derogatory.

Obviously, what I say and how I feel doesn't matter to the majority of you all either.
Actually it does matter to me.

I think people that have strong Native American ancestry are the exact people that should be voicing their opinions on this...
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cak, no amount of spin will cause me to feel any different or think it's any less racist and derogatory.

Obviously, what I say and how I feel doesn't matter to the majority of you all either.
Context is not spin - please don't lower your discourse in that fashion. I respect your opinion. I also take it in context. The polling of Native Americans shows you are in a small minority on this issue.
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My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw a Native American at 31 Flavors last night. Does that make me Indian?
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