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Canadian Political Correctness?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by OTD, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    This is mostly for the sj.ca members. . .

    I just had on the Saskatchewan-Edmonton CFL game and I had a thought: Is there a push to change the name of the Eskimos to something else like there is for the Redskins and other Indian-theme mascots? Do the Inuit or other native Canadians care about this?
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Not that I've heard ... hasn't even been mentioned.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    "Eskimo" is not generally considered to be offensive but it's fallen out of favour.
    "Inuit" is more widely accepted.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I would buy a ticket to see the Eskimos play the Dead Baby Seals.
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Wouldn't be as fun as watching the Vikings beat the Beothucks.
  6. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    As politically correct and non-offensive as Canada likes to be, this is one that has slipped past the critics to his point. I've never heard of any push to change the name. As someone else pointed out, the name has fallen out of favour more than anything, it's still not considered as bad as the Indians or Redskins.
  7. hawker14

    hawker14 Member

    i demand that notre dame change their name from the fighting irish.

    i find it very offensive as an irishman. yes i drink too much, and yes i fight too much, but stereotypes like this are hurtful.

    phew, with that off my chest i can get back to my bowl of potatoes and cabbage stew.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I laughed outloud at that
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I still miss the days when the Rough Riders would play the Roughriders. :'(
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