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Court upholds racist team logo on technicality

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Diabeetus, May 15, 2009.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member


    Title edited to reflect they didn't rule on the claim of racism. Logo's probably second to Chief Wahoo, though.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    "Well, we've been spending so much money being racists for 70 years, it would be unfair not to let us continue." ::) ::)
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    What a total non-issue.
  4. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    It's something I can't fathom still being a team name.

    Can you imagine there being a whiteskins, blackskins or yellowskins allowed in any league? If "tradition" is the only reason this nickname is still around, it needs to be given the boot.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    In the province where I live, there are at least two minor/junior lacrosse programs operated on or just outside Indian reserves. One is called the Red Rebels, one is called the Red Devils. If they don't find the "red" adjective offensive, why should anyone else?
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    If they don't mind, that's fine. But there are clearly people who object to it in this case.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Why do they get to be the ones to determine what is offensive? The people we might normally group together as Native American encompass a very diverse group with different traditions. Lumping them all together is common, but inappropriate.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Unless the mascot is one that is clearly identifiable as an Indian, there isn't a problem with using the word "red" in that situation.

    It's just a color.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't have a dog in this hunt, but Redskins has to be the most racist and offensive nickname for a major sports team in the United States and has been for some time.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The Red Rebels

  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    "Chiefs" I get, because it's not like Kansas City is the most cosmopolitan area. Unless you like barbecue.


    But to have a team called "Redskins" representing the United States' capital city? This shouldn't survive another generation.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Chiefs are actually named for H. Roe Bartel, who started the Mic-O-Say (similar to Boy Scouts) program. His nickname was Chief, and he played a big part in getting the team to move to town. :D
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