Peter King thinks the Redskins name should be changed

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    Peter King thinks the Redskins name should be changed

    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.

     
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    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.



    Slavery was considered "tradItion" too. Would you be okay with the Detriot "Darkskins" and the San Francisco "Yellowmen"? How that survived this long is a mystery to me.

     
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    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.

     



    Slavery was considered "tradItion" too. Would you be okay with the Detriot "Darkskins" and the San Francisco "Yellowmen"? How that survived this long is a mystery to me.

     




    well then why stop there, what about the "fighting Irish" or the Celtics?  Braves, Indians, Yankees?

     
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    They should probably think about changing thier name. This crap is getting old. If this country is ever going to become united we need to get rid of terms that plant the seeds of division.

    But nowadays the Patriots would have to change their too to be more PC, because the term 'patriot is offensive to some because they think those that would fight for liberty and states rights or freedom are extremists.




     
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    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.

     

     



    Slavery was considered "tradItion" too. Would you be okay with the Detriot "Darkskins" and the San Francisco "Yellowmen"? How that survived this long is a mystery to me.

     

     

     




    well then why stop there, what about the "fighting Irish" or the Celtics?  Braves, Indians, Yankees?

     




    Not Celtics, I don't think anyone of celtic ancenstry is offended to have a sports team named after them. At one time they pretty much ruled western Europe.

     

     

     
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    They should probably think about changing thier name. This crap is getting old. If this country is ever going to become united we need to get rid of terms that plant the seeds of division.

    But nowadays the Patriots would have to change their too to be more PC, because the term 'patriot is offensive to some because they think those that would fight for liberty and states rights or freedom are extremists.






    Agree. And funny how the term patriot is now considered fringe. Amazing.

     
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    Re: Peter King thinks the Redskins name should be changed

    It's the reference to skin colour (and the derogatory connotations that that particular term can have) that make the name more offensive to many than words like Braves or Chiefs or Indians. 

    I think it will eventually change, though there will continue to be resistance to change because the name has such long tradition. 

    I might keep the logo and change the name to something like "Warriors" . . . unless there's an even cooler actual native American word you could adopt.  

     
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    It's the reference to skin colour (and the derogatory connotations that that particular term can have) that make the name more offensive to many than words like Braves or Chiefs or Indians. 

    I think it will eventually change, though there will continue to be resistance to change because the name has such long tradition. 

    I might keep the logo and change the name to something like "Warriors" . . . unless there's an even cooler actual native American word you could adopt.  




    Washington Warriors is cool, but  I think they are catching heat for th name and the logo. I think the logo is nice, and in no way seems to be derogatory like the Indians and old Braves logo was.

     

     
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    I admit, I do get tired of our society's need to be PC about every miniscule part of our lives. I would think most people, however, could understand that the term "redskin" has historic racist undertones. 

     
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    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.

     

     



    Slavery was considered "tradItion" too. Would you be okay with the Detriot "Darkskins" and the San Francisco "Yellowmen"? How that survived this long is a mystery to me.

     

     

     




    well then why stop there, what about the "fighting Irish" or the Celtics?  Braves, Indians, Yankees?

     



    Apples and oranges, champ. Celtics aren't an offensive term for Irish people, neither is Braves or Yankees offensive to any group. As far as "fighting Irish" goes, would be interesting to see if the Irish would be okay with removing the Leprachun and replacing it with a picture of the St. Patty's day parade with real fighting Irish. 

     
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    They should probably think about changing thier name. This crap is getting old. If this country is ever going to become united we need to get rid of terms that plant the seeds of division.

    But nowadays the Patriots would have to change their too to be more PC, because the term 'patriot is offensive to some because they think those that would fight for liberty and states rights or freedom are extremists.




     



    Agree. And funny how the term patriot is now considered fringe. Amazing.

     



    You can thank the Right-Wing for making "Patriot" seem "fringe". Whenever they call someone a "Patriot" it usually means that person is a chickenhawk Neo-Con trying to thrust us into another war.

     
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    I have a Native-American friend who loves the Redskins.  They are his favorite NFL team.  If he isn't offended, neither am I.

     
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    Our country is going to crAp, the redskins are a storied franchise and loved by many. It's not meant to be derogatory. If people don't like it don't watch them. You can't mention God without be attacked,either. Peter king is a p¥ssy so what do you expect.

     
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    It's so tiring

     

    i think tu was supposed to be a good thing!

     

    PC will never stop. king is part of the mms, and he is of them

    Funny growing up and until recently no one thought in these terms

     

    I do wonder the genesis of them calling themselves redskins?
    Pat's Fan lost in Jet Land

     
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    http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/august/peter-king-s-mmqb-website-won-t-use-the-term-redskins.html

    Says he wont use the name "Redskins" in his articles. It will now be "Washington football team"  I guess theres something to be said about tradition.

     

     



    Slavery was considered "tradItion" too. Would you be okay with the Detriot "Darkskins" and the San Francisco "Yellowmen"? How that survived this long is a mystery to me.

     

     

     




    well then why stop there, what about the "fighting Irish" or the Celtics?  Braves, Indians, Yankees?

     


     Redskin is an offensive term. There is where the issue lies. The Celtics or Seminoles are a name of a group of people. Yankee has refered to different people through out the history of the Country. Indians and Braves are border line. Chief Wahoo is horrible.

     
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    Re: Peter King thinks the Redskins name should be changed

    The larger question is whether the descendants of George Washington would want their name associated with this franchise.

     
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    Babe, knockout pool? Still time

     

     

    Now you got the easy part done telling me about it.

    Does that handshaped bruise on your back hurt?

     
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    Lets change the name to the middle-aged white men and put a picture of some fat, bald white guy on the helmet.  That would be more appropriate for a team from Washington anyway.  

     
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