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  1. evilwaldo

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    You know, the Internet.
  2. evilwaldo

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    Don't use business insider as a source. It is not a reputable site.
  3. evilwaldo

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    Like I have been saying, political wedge issue to distract you from the real problems in this country. The 90% or the 30%?
  4. evilwaldo

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    Why not do away with all Indian sports teams names since we have treated them so unfairly over their history? Nah, just cherry pick your battles.
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    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/08/how-many-native-americans-think-redskins-is-a-slur/ WASHINGTON – The name of a certain pro football team in Washington, D.C., has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even a presidential nudge. Yet behind the headlines, it’s unclear how many Native Americans think “Redskins” is a racial slur. Perhaps this uncertainty shouldn’t matter — because the word has an undeniably racist history, or because the team says it uses the word with respect, or because in a truly decent society, some would argue, what hurts a few should be avoided by all. UPDATE: ‘Redskins’ Name Ruled Disparaging, Trademarks Cancelled But the thoughts and beliefs of native people are the basis of the debate over changing the team name. And looking across the breadth of Native America — with 2 million Indians enrolled in 566 federally recognized tribes, plus another 3.2 million who tell the Census they are Indian — it’s difficult to tell how many are opposed to the name. The controversy has peaked in the last few days. President Barack Obama said Saturday he would consider getting rid of the name if he owned the team, and the NFL took the unprecedented step Monday of promising to meet with the Oneida Indian Nation, which is waging a national ad campaign against the league. Oneida Nation: Taxpayers Can’t Pay to Help Redskins Profit off of ‘Racial Slur’ What gets far less attention, though, is this: There are Native American schools that call their teams Redskins. The term is used affectionately by some natives, similar to the way the N-word is used by some African-Americans. In the only recent poll to ask native people about the subject, 90 percent of respondents did not consider the term offensive, although many question the cultural credentials of the respondents. All of which underscores the oft-overlooked diversity within Native America. “Marginalized communities are too often treated monolithically,” said Carter Meland, a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. “Stories on the mascot issue always end up exploring whether it is right or it is wrong, respectful or disrespectful,” said Meland, an Ojibwe Indian. He believes Indian mascots are disrespectful, but said: “It would be interesting to get a sense of the diversity of opinion within a native community.” Those communities vary widely. Tommy Yazzie, superintendent of the Red Mesa school district on the Navajo Nation reservation, grew up when Navajo children were forced into boarding schools to disconnect them from their culture. Some were punished for speaking their native language. Today, he sees environmental issues as the biggest threat to his people. The high school football team in his district is the Red Mesa Redskins. Redskins Fan Cried Over Trademark Ruling “We just don’t think that (name) is an issue,” Yazzie said. “There are more important things like busing our kids to school, the water settlement, the land quality, the air that surrounds us. Those are issues we can take sides on.” “Society, they think it’s more derogatory because of the recent discussions,” Yazzie said. “In its pure form, a lot of Native American men, you go into the sweat lodge with what you’ve got — your skin. I don’t see it as derogatory.” Neither does Eunice Davidson, a Dakota Sioux who lives on the Spirit Lake reservation in North Dakota. “It more or less shows that they approve of our history,” she said. North Dakota was the scene of a similar controversy over the state university’s Fighting Sioux nickname. It was decisively scrapped in a 2012 statewide vote — after the Spirit Lake reservation voted in 2010 to keep it. Davidson said that if she could speak to Dan Snyder, the Washington team owner who has vowed never to change the name, “I would say I stand with him . we don’t want our history to be forgotten.” In 2004, the National Annenberg Election Survey asked 768 people who identified themselves as Indian whether they found the name “Washington Redskins” offensive. Almost 90 percent said it did not bother them. But the Indian activist Suzan Shown Harjo, who has filed a lawsuit seeking to strip the “Redskins” trademark from the football team, said the poll neglected to ask some crucial questions. “Are you a tribal person? What is your nation? What is your tribe? Would you say you are culturally or socially or politically native?” Harjo asked. Those without such connections cannot represent native opinions, she said. Indian support for the name “is really a classic case of internalized oppression,” Harjo said. “People taking on what has been said about them, how they have been described, to such an extent that they don’t even notice.” Harjo declines to estimate what percentage of native people oppose the name. But she notes that the many organizations supporting her lawsuit include the Cherokee, Comanche, Oneida and Seminole tribes, as well as the National Congress of American Indians, the largest intertribal organization, which represents more than 250 groups with a combined enrollment of 1.2 million. “The ‘Redskins’ trademark is disparaging to Native Americans and perpetuates a centuries-old stereotype of Native Americans as ‘blood-thirsty savages,’ ‘noble warriors’ and an ethnic group ‘frozen in history,’” the National Congress said in a brief filed in the lawsuit. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says the term is “very offensive and should be avoided.” But like another infamous racial epithet, the N-word, it has been redefined by some native people as a term of familiarity or endearment, often in abbreviated form, according to Meland, the Indian professor. “Of course, it is one thing for one ‘skin to call another ‘skin a ‘skin, but it has entirely different meaning when a non-Indian uses it,” Meland said in an email interview. It was a white man who applied it to this particular football team: Owner George Preston Marshall chose the name in 1932 partly to honor the head coach, William “Lone Star” Dietz, who was known as an Indian. “The Washington Redskins name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in June to 10 members of Congress who challenged the name. Marshall, however, had a reputation as a racist. He was the last NFL owner who refused to sign black players — the federal government forced him to integrate in 1962 by threatening to cancel the lease on his stadium. When he died in 1969, his will created a Redskins Foundation but stipulated that it never support “the principle of racial integration in any form.” And Dietz, the namesake Redskin, may not have even been a real Indian. Dietz served jail time for charges that he falsely registered for the draft as an Indian in order to avoid service. According to an investigation by the Indian Country Today newspaper, he stole the identity of a missing Oglala Sioux man. Now, 81 years into this jumbled identity tale, the saga seems to finally be coming to a head. The NFL’s tone has shifted over the last few months, from defiance to conciliation. “If we are offending one person,” Goodell, the NFL commissioner, said last month, “we need to be listening.”
  6. evilwaldo

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    What is hilarious in the argument is how ignorant the pro-side is to reality. I am sure they never traveled outside of this country. If they did they would find that you can meet people that do not like people from the same race but like others from that race. They could not like people from a certain country while liking others. It does not make them racists against everyone but in your ideological rantings where you ignore information that is where you end up. Ignorant. I worked in China and regularly ran into people that would not hire people from a certain area because their area was considered lazy but would hire people from a different area because they were considered hard working. I worked a lot overseas and saw this on a regular basis. It is not racism, it is cultural differences. Cultures view others differently. If you were to call it racism everyone in the world would be racists. Everyone. Marshall treated blacks horrible but held Indians in high regard. That is a part of his makeup and he had reasons for that but to throw terms around to make your argument just makes you look ignorant and ill informed about the larger scope of the issue. It does not excuse how poorly he treated blacks with respect to treating Indians but you have to separate the two. The pro side arguments have yet to show how Marshall was racist towards Indians which is the case you make.
  7. evilwaldo

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    Welcome to liberal politics in the US. Unfortunately, that is the way that the country has become.
  8. evilwaldo

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    Why are they not fighting the Blackhawks, Chiefs, Braves, etc?
  9. evilwaldo

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    No, you are the one out of touch. Do you know what Redskin means? The name derived from a pigment the Indians used to but on their face to keep bugs away. But continue your one sided ramblings. This is the same as the Fighting Sioux. It is all about creating a political wedge issue and money. Nothing more. Spirit Lake Tribe Sues NCAA Read more athttp://indiancountry...sues-ncaa-60972 Statement by: Reed Soderstrom, an attorney for the Committee of Understanding & Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of the 1004+ Petitioners. Today, the Spirit Lake Tribe of Indians, by and through its Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually, and as Representative of more than 1004 Petitioners of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in direct response to their attempt to take away and prevent the North Dakota Sioux Indians from giving their name forever to the University of North Dakota. In 2009 the Spirit Lake tribe voted overwhelmingly to allow the University of North Dakota to continue using the name “Fighting Sioux.” In 1969, in a sacred & religious spiritual ceremony, the tribal leaders of the Standing Rock tribe granted perpetual use of the name “Fighting Sioux” to the University of North Dakota. However, the NCAA has unilaterally decided that the name “Fighting Sioux” is derogatory to the very people who feel honored by the name—the North Dakota Sioux tribes. The NCAA has declared, without input from the Dakota Sioux, that UND will be prevented from hosting any post-season sporting events; and is encouraging other universities to boycott UND if the University does not remove the name “Fighting Sioux” and the accompanying logo honoring the traditions and customs of the proud Dakota Sioux people. These actions are a violation of the religious and first amendment rights of the Dakota Sioux tribes, and show the NCAA believes it knows the interests of the North Dakota Sioux community better than Sioux people themselves. Though the NCAA has decided “Fighting Sioux” is derogatory, the NCAA supports the University of Illinois’ use of the name “Fighting Illini,” and the use by Florida State University of the name “Seminoles” along with the Seminole mascot—someone dressed in Native American attire who rides into the FSU stadium on a horse and throws a flaming spear before every home football game. The NCAA claims these are not derogatory depictions because the Illini people and the Seminole people approve of the use of the name and mascot. Inexplicably, the NCAA fails to accept the tribal vote and the sacred religious ceremony as endorsements of the name “Fighting Sioux” by the North Dakota Sioux Nation. The NCAA’s actions violate Native American civil rights, equal protection rights, and religious rights. Read more athttp://indiancountry...sues-ncaa-60972 So you don't see the hypocrisy in all of this?
  10. evilwaldo

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    I find the hypocrisy behind those supporting the name change sociopathic and showing a complete lack of empathy. They are just pushing an agenda to fit their needs. Why selectively pick their targets? Why are the Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini, and Seminoles not offensive when the Red skin comes from a pigment used to ward off bugs? But then again they are so focused with their anger that they cannot see the bigger picture or their own hypocrisy.
  11. evilwaldo

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    It is ironic that they only pursue the Redskins and not the other teams with Indian names. It is the side of the argument that they never address.
  12. evilwaldo

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    Because it does not fit the narrative the others want you to believe in order for this to be a wedge issue. The other side assumes that you cannot use Google and think for yourself.