JCC Native American Nicknames Y/N?

Discussion in 'Community' started by WookatMe, May 10, 2013.

  1. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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  2. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Yes it's racist, no it shouldn't exist. That's all the needs to be said.
  3. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    What about Vikings as a nickname? Is that racist?

    I think Redskins/Indians should be nixed.
    Others like Braves and Fighting Illini seem to be more of a tribute.
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  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I'm okay with names after specific tribes, but not generic (And consistently racist) broad swath terms like, well, Redskins.
  5. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    If the Redskins were not a team, they never existed, and were coming in as an expansion team, I don't see how anybody would think it would be a good idea to name that team the Redskins. Braves, sure, named after a specific tribe, alright. But to name them after a skin color? That's crazy. And to say to keep it because of tradition is nuts a well. A lot of traditions in this country had faded because of resist roots. This one needs to as well.
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  6. Diggy Force Ghost

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    My red Indian name is ****ting Buzzard.
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  7. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  8. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Eeth, what's your point in posting that? And the Vikings question?
  9. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    It's racist, it needs to be changed, and anyone who complains about "Political Correctness" can go eat a ****ing bullet.
  10. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    BRILLIANT
  11. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    How do you feel about the Fightin' Irish or Celtics or Patriots? What about Cowboys? Those dudes killed nd chased away the native Americans. Surely that is more offensive.
  12. Space_Caboose Jedi Master

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    Let us ask the Great Spirit
  13. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    I wouldn't have a problem if there was a team called the Whiteskins.
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  14. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Being that white people have never really been significantly discriminated against for the color of our skin, I don't imagine a lot of us would be offended by that Tunick.
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  15. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    You took my post too seriously. :p
  16. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Because I have seen people making that argument.
  17. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    I wonder why there hasn't been discussions this week concerning the Cleveland Indians...the name is as iffy as the Redskins, but their primary logo is a 1000x's worse.
  18. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree, while personally I don't think their name is as abrasive as the Redskins, their logo takes the cake.
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    How about them All Blacks and All Whites?
  20. tom Chosen One

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    no one knows what that is.
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  21. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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  22. WookatMe Jedi Grand Master

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    Fun fact, that guy wasn't even Native American.
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  23. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Let's set aside examples of the Patriots and Cowboys, as those aren't even the same category, and suggest you aren't even entirely familiar with what the actual concerns here are. Instead, we'll focus on thinks like the Celtics or Vikings.

    I feel like how a culture or ethnic group chooses to represent its own past, especially when it is in the majority and traditionally holds most of the levers of societal power, is a wildly different discussion than how they choose to represent historically disadvantaged ethnically minorities.

    But I also feel we're about a breath away from a discussion about the terrible oppression of white people, and how unfair it is that you don't "get to" use the n-word.
  24. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Don't forget "WHY NO WHITE HISTORY MONTH?"
  25. Bender666 Jedi Master

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    I know I had friends who never liked the NFL because of the Washington Redskins. The tribe names never really bothered them as most sports teams are aspiring to be tribe like.
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