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    Mayor of D.C. wants Redskins nickname changed

    Washington D.C. mayor Vincent C. Gray suggested Wednesday that he'd like to discuss a possible name change with the Washington Redskins franchise.
    Mayor wants to discuss changing Redskins nickname - NFL.com

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    It's about time. There's no reason not to change it.

    Hopefully kingpin doesn't find this thread

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    They should rename them the Washington gridlock.

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    I go back and forth on this. But I think I fall mostly on the side that it should be changed.

    It is blatantly offensive. Much more offensive than "Chiefs" or "Braves" ... and even more offensive than "Indians."

    I am not a Native American. I think asking them is the most fair way to see how offensive it is ... and they tend to be very much on the "dislike" side with the Redskins. The name was created just to be an offensive term hundreds of years ago ... and using it now seems ridiculous to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moss View Post
    Hopefully kingpin doesn't find this thread
    What? And pass up another Archie Bunker moment? Think of it this way, this topic might keep him off Kluwe for a few days. Yeah I'm going to PM him the link. I need to ask him if he watched Kluwe on the Colbert Report the other day anyway xD.

    While we're on the subject of being offensive, I think they should be called the Honkies or the Crackers and then every 70 years they should change and offend a new demographic. Dallas calls themselves America's team, Washington can call themselves America's most offensive team. I know I know, don't tell me, I should be working in marketing somewhere.

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    Well it is not the first time they thought about changing the team's name nor the last. They need to give it a rest! It has been Redskins for over seventy or so years and will stay that way.
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    Mayor of D.C. wants Redskins nickname changed

    I am Norwegian and really don't mind the whole Vikings thing at all. I have blonde hair and am not at all offended the Vikings use blonde/yellow hair on the mascot.

    Although Ragnar is getting long in the tooth and should be replaced with someone less like Haggar the Horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    I am Norwegian and really don't mind the whole Vikings thing at all. I have blonde hair and am not at all offended the Vikings use blonde/yellow hair on the mascot.

    Although Ragnar is getting long in the tooth and should be replaced with someone less like Haggar the Horrible.
    You'd probably feel a little bit differently if the team were going by a derogatory name for your people, playing a game on land stolen from your massacred ancestors and making hundreds of millions of dollars doing so.

    I'm not personally offended by it, not much really does offend me, but it really should not be the name of a professional sports franchise in this country. A team called the Birmingham Slaves or Omaha Crocker's Pets would never be allowed to exist. The Washington Redskins are no different.

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    Mayor of D.C. wants Redskins nickname changed

    How would the Vikings name be more derogatory than redskins? Does the name not conjur pretty much the same images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    How would the Vikings name be more derogatory than redskins? Does the name not conjur pretty much the same images?
    I don't feel its the same thing. Vikings actually existed no? I'm not sure if they called themselves that. However, redskins was used as a derogatory name by the settlers.
    Lets not forget that the owner who created the name was a well known Racist and refused to integrate the team. I think it should be changed to something Native American but still allowed to wipe his accomplishments from the books.

    Two questions....
    Do white people actually feel anger/hurt when called a cracker or honkey? As a black man, I have always felt that those "jabs" are laughed at by Caucasians. I mean they are probably the worst attempts at a derogatory name in history. Just asking as the internet allows people to talk about things they wouldn't normally ask.

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