you don't see the problem with a team being named after a racial slur?
people are soo ignorant it's crazy
the comments on the espn article are wild
what exactly do people mean when they use terms like "overly pc" and/or overly "sensitive"
does it bother people that there are lots groups out there who are just now finding out that it's ok to stand up for themselves and/or voice their displeasure with how they're being treated or addressed?
should we designate respect only for "mainstream" groups who have the voice/numbers to garner the political attention (& change) and ignore those on the fringes of society?
there's many who may not deem the causes of groups on the fringe of society as important enough for them to care about, but even if one person feels a certain way, who is anyone to deny them the right to self determination, respect and equal treatment?
dmxfury i'm not singling you out because i've seen it used a lot here on this site as well as outside of the internet and it confuses me.
what is overly pc exactly?
You answered your own question champ. The high school is predominately Native American, as I understand it the name Redskin was created by Native Americans, particularly during battle times.............
"So in conclusion just to let everyone know, the origin of the name "Redskin" was created and used by Native Americans but then Europeans and Americans later on began to use the name "Redskin" as a derogatory term against Native Americans. That is where the mix up comes into play. Meaning that the word has negative or disparaging connotations as used by some currently"
The problem at it pertains to your beloved Washington Diplomats is that team's name was given by a racist owner at the time George Preston Marshall that certainly didn't care about Native Americans and certainly didn't care about black people. George Preston Marshall was not trying to champion the fight, struggle, and cause of Native Americans when he gave Washington that name, he was mocking the Native American community. If for whatever reason Red Mesa high school (predominately Native American as you correctly stated) wants to call themselves by that nickname then so be it. It certainly is not the call of a racist owner to name a football team by that name, nor is it appropriate for that name to continued to be used and mocked by that team to this very day....................and it's fanbase.