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    So their's been a lot of news stories about the NFL team and their name "redskins" stating that it's racist and should be changed, but the owner of the team is refusing.

    What do you think? Is the name racist? Should it be changed?
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    I'd be so annoyed if they change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yabos View Post
    I'd be so annoyed if they change it.
    I was just about to type this. It's been around forever...I have no problem with the name.

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    They did change the name I believe they're now called the D.C. Redskins

    And while it's technically a racial slur, it doesn't bother me because I know that people aren't deliberately being racist.

    Eta: I'm not positive the name change has been approved but I thought I read somewhere that it was.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriah View Post
    They did change the name I believe they're now called the D.C. Redskins

    And while it's technically a racial slur, it doesn't bother me because I know that people aren't deliberately being racist.
    To the bolded I agree 100%.

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    Yes it is racist and yes they should change it. I mean...redskin? How insulting. Just because they've had the name forever doesn't mean they shouldn't change it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriah View Post
    They did change the name I believe they're now called the D.C. Redskins

    And while it's technically a racial slur, it doesn't bother me because I know that people aren't deliberately being racist.

    Eta: I'm not positive the name change has been approved but I thought I read somewhere that it was.
    They're called the Washington Redskins as far as I'm aware.

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    I get why people think it's wrong, but I also think the redskins are getting singled out. If you're offended by Red Skins what about the Cleveland INDIANS (I thought that word was no longer PC as well?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Be-Bo View Post
    I get why people think it's wrong, but I also think the redskins are getting singled out. If you're offended by Red Skins what about the Cleveland INDIANS (I thought that word was no longer PC as well?)
    I've heard people complain about the Indians and the Braves.

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    I think Redskins is offensive compared to the Braves or Seminoles. I think the Seminole tribe even has some sort of agreement with Florida State. Did they really change Washington to D.C.? Out of the whole thing, that's what they change.

    I'm not Native American, though, so I can't really say what should or shouldn't be offensive to them.
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