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  •  'Redskins' is terrible imo. I don't agree w/others (3+ / 0-)
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    paradise50, BlueJessamine, LinSea

    that have been pointed out as supposedly just as bad. Redskins is literally 'n***ers'.

    I can't get as excited about 'chiefs', 'seminoles', 'braves', etc. There were chiefs who were leaders (and not just native american tribes had chiefs with the stereotype of the fierce leader), seminoles are literally a tribe, and i mean come on, we have a word in our language now with a positive connotation 'brave'.

    We also have 'cowboys', which can definitely have a negative connotation to it, particularly when used by foreigners. We also have Irish, Saints, Giants, Spartans, etc etc. If the symbol/icon isn't caricature (re: the Cleveland Indians), I don't really think 'braves' is the same as 'coloreds'...I think 'indians' is much closer to 'coloreds.'

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 09:28:17 AM PST

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