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2012-10-29 12:52:04 AM  
15 votes:
Someone should Sioux them.
2012-10-29 08:58:38 AM  
10 votes:
That's not even a real native costume--it's just a cheap Sioux veneer.
2012-10-29 12:31:22 AM  
10 votes:
But the company didn't have any reservations about releasing it?
2012-10-29 06:56:47 AM  
7 votes:
Well it's kinda to late for the marketer to take back the costume now because that would make them an

24.media.tumblr.com

uhm... that would make them someone that takes back halloween costumes.
2012-10-29 08:05:32 AM  
6 votes:

Baron Harkonnen: [ictmncdn1.tgpstage1.com image 300x449]


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2012-10-29 02:41:11 AM  
6 votes:

Richard Saunders: Someone should Sioux them.


I'm sure someone is Hopi right Inuit as we speak. Ute can bet on it. They'll eat Crow.
2012-10-29 07:27:36 AM  
5 votes:

cretinbob: log_jammin: cretinbob: squaw=coont

I'm pretty sure that's been debunked.

I wish I still had the article. Yes, I think it has with regards to being a word for vagina, which is not really the same as coont. It's still regarded as a derogative term either way.

It was still a funny map.


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2012-10-29 11:24:20 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-10-29 08:14:20 AM  
3 votes:
Who cares? What're they gonna do? Send angry smoke signals?
2012-10-29 08:03:07 AM  
3 votes:
I'm sure all those drunken Indians aren't going to take the time from counting up all their money at the casino in order to be upset about this. Probably some Jewish lady sticking her big fat nose into things that shouldn't concern her.

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2012-10-29 07:43:12 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-10-29 07:30:51 AM  
3 votes:

give me doughnuts: American Indian Movement


I knew a girl once whose boyfriend gave her this necklace with an arrow as the charm on it (the arrow pointed downward). People kept asking her what it was, and she would tell them it was for the American Indian Movement, until one day she said:

"My boyfriend gave it to me, it's for AIM."
2012-10-29 07:30:39 AM  
3 votes:
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disapproves, unsmilingly.
2012-10-29 07:10:47 AM  
3 votes:
Oh great, now you will have to go to scalpers to get it.
2012-10-29 07:08:00 AM  
3 votes:

SevenizGud: Political correctness run amok. How can I help it what someone else finds offensive? Grow a thicker skin, chief.


Will do white devil.
2012-10-29 12:01:32 PM  
2 votes:

SevenizGud: JRoo: SevenizGud: Political correctness run amok. How can I help it what someone else finds offensive? Grow a thicker skin, chief.

Will do white devil.

I'm Asian, dillhole.


Then why do you suck at math so badly in all the climate threads?
2012-10-29 09:35:02 AM  
2 votes:

Full Blown Jimbo: Most of you sound white, the kind of people who say "Black Entertainment Television? Where's the white entertainment television? Where's my Miss White America pagent?" You think you're not ignorant and racist, but you are. If you'd grown up on the reservation, you'd feel differently. This isn't about political correctness any more than wearing blackface or round glasses and big buck teeth would be.


I'll see your reservations and raise you the Appalachia region.

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You are only a victim if you want to be. Nobody forces anybody to remain on a Reservation with their corrupt tribal governments, Nobody forces "fire water" down their throats and nobody says no don't take advantage of the over 100 federally funded education and other programs for American Indians. No stay on your reservation and hope that the buffalo come back, that the highways will disappear and the at you will be" free" once again to roam the plans and make war, enslave and commit genocide against other tribes.

The Nordic peoples have accepted that the Viking days are over. The Celts are no longer painting themselves blue, making human sacrifices and trying to drive the invaders off. And the Moors are not trying to restart the African slave trade- why don't you join them in the 21st Century.
2012-10-29 08:27:09 AM  
2 votes:

Full Blown Jimbo: Most of you sound white


I'm Gael-American. Not "white", you racist.
2012-10-29 08:21:30 AM  
2 votes:

digitalrain: This is SICK (all the political correctness, not the costume). At this rate, I'll be very
VERY surprised if some advocacy group with a stick up their collective asses doesn't
get Halloween banned on the grounds that it teaches and encourages racial, cultural,
and economic stereotypes.

People need to grow the fark up and get over themselves. THIS is what comes of the
sense of entitlement and "never EVER make them feel bad" philosophy that kids have
been raising their kids with the last couple of decades.

Not everyone is going to agree with you. Not everyone is going to blow sunshine up
your ass and tell you that you're the greatest thing since the Frappucino.

There's this pesky thing called freedom of expression. It means that folks can have
views that don't necessarily coincide with yours, as long as their views don't prevent
you from having and expressing *your* views.

The Francis brigade needs to get over itself.


Coffee maker break down?
2012-10-29 07:59:42 AM  
2 votes:
Pink Leggings? Everyone knows pink leggings are indicative only to the Hekawi Tribes

www.dvdtalk.com

You should go talk to "He Who Wears Pink Leggings and Dances Backwards"
2012-10-29 07:54:07 AM  
2 votes:

WelldeadLink: You heard the man. All women, take off your costume right now!


You probably shoulda clicked the link to see the costume before you said that.

There's a seat in the corner. Sit.
2012-10-29 07:22:21 AM  
2 votes:
imgs.sfgate.com

I am outraged...outraged..that they have a "Cracker Jack" costume. I Demand one million dollars from the United Italian Negro Fund to ease the suffer to my sensibilities that this vile piece of cloth has done to me.
2012-10-29 07:19:54 AM  
2 votes:
Non pedo version:

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2012-10-29 07:01:01 AM  
2 votes:
What a load of sitting bull.
2012-10-29 04:47:14 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: Yes, it's racist.


Trick or treat !

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2012-10-29 12:03:14 AM  
2 votes:
Sassy Piestawa doesn't quite roll off the tongue as easily.
2012-10-30 03:32:56 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-29 06:49:49 PM  
1 vote:

orbister: Marine1: If I were of Native American ancestry, I'd be less pissed off about this and more pissed off about the conditions on reservations.

Whose fault is it that conditions are so bad?


The costume company, of course.
2012-10-29 11:21:42 AM  
1 vote:

Happy Hours: timujin: True, it has been used derisively for a long time, they should have known that.

By who? Do you think they meant it derisively?

Besides, I don't think they are marketing this to Indians.


They're replacing it with their "Pretty Pickaninny" costume, complete with blackface and nappy wig.
2012-10-29 11:09:40 AM  
1 vote:

MilesTeg: I had no idea the term "squaw" was offensive. That's retarded.


Everything is offensive if you do it right.
2012-10-29 11:01:55 AM  
1 vote:
www.band-tees.com
I've sold a ton of these "white guy" costumes.
2012-10-29 10:30:05 AM  
1 vote:
rlv.zcache.com

www.thesnowjunkies.com

Well, I guess it's over for S^^^w Valley Ski Resort.

Maybe they can reopen as "White Guilt Gulch"?
2012-10-29 09:32:46 AM  
1 vote:

Full Blown Jimbo: This isn't about political correctness any more than wearing blackface or round glasses and big buck teeth would be.


Actually, that's pretty much the definition of political correctness. Blackface is politically incorrect, as is round glasses and buck teeth characterizing Japanese. The term "politically correct" was invented pretty much as a backlash against "politically sensitive" language constructs like "African-American" instead of "Black" or "Negro" (neither of which has negative connotations).
2012-10-29 08:47:01 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-29 08:42:35 AM  
1 vote:
Porkahantas?

They recently replaced the word "squaw" in all of Maine's official place names. Now we have "Big Moose Mountain", "Moose Creek", etc. One ski area (privately owned) is still called Squaw Mountain. I don't remember what they used to replace all the "Attractive and Successful African American" place names, that happened quite a while ago...
2012-10-29 08:40:52 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: timujin: So... if they were marketing Little Black Sambo costumes, would it be alright as long as they weren't marketing them to black people?

Little Black Sambo is a good book. Have you even read it? Yes, it's racist. But it's not derogatory. Have you read any books from those eras? Racism was less looked down on and more scientific fact. The Indian was a different species with queer customs and admirable savage nobility. But then again, so was the Frenchman.


I'm not sure how Little Black Sambo is racist, other than that the title points out that he's black. He's an INDIAN kid (and an apparently wealthy one), not an African one, for one thing, which hardly anyone seems to know. Is wearing cool clothes and getting chased up a tree by tigers, whom you trick into running so hard they melt into butter a racist stereotype?

Now, racists certainly coopted the name Sambo, but the book's pretty inoffensive even today, stripped of that context. You could rewrite it as Little Sambo, illustrate it with a medium skin-tone kid, and nobody'd have the slightest problem with anything but the name.
2012-10-29 08:25:27 AM  
1 vote:

Full Blown Jimbo: Most of you sound white, the kind of people who say "Black Entertainment Television? Where's the white entertainment television? Where's my Miss White America pagent?" You think you're not ignorant and racist, but you are. If you'd grown up on the reservation, you'd feel differently. This isn't about political correctness any more than wearing blackface or round glasses and big buck teeth would be.


That's because the white people and their germs won.
2012-10-29 08:25:19 AM  
1 vote:
keep posting sexy girls in indian costumes... I got a mad teepee going in my pants
2012-10-29 08:16:17 AM  
1 vote:
This is SICK (all the political correctness, not the costume). At this rate, I'll be very
VERY surprised if some advocacy group with a stick up their collective asses doesn't
get Halloween banned on the grounds that it teaches and encourages racial, cultural,
and economic stereotypes.

People need to grow the fark up and get over themselves. THIS is what comes of the
sense of entitlement and "never EVER make them feel bad" philosophy that kids have
been raising their kids with the last couple of decades.

Not everyone is going to agree with you. Not everyone is going to blow sunshine up
your ass and tell you that you're the greatest thing since the Frappucino.

There's this pesky thing called freedom of expression. It means that folks can have
views that don't necessarily coincide with yours, as long as their views don't prevent
you from having and expressing *your* views.

The Francis brigade needs to get over itself.
2012-10-29 08:08:37 AM  
1 vote:
Most of you sound white, the kind of people who say "Black Entertainment Television? Where's the white entertainment television? Where's my Miss White America pagent?" You think you're not ignorant and racist, but you are. If you'd grown up on the reservation, you'd feel differently. This isn't about political correctness any more than wearing blackface or round glasses and big buck teeth would be.
2012-10-29 08:08:28 AM  
1 vote:

Baron Harkonnen: [ictmncdn1.tgpstage1.com image 300x449]


Get over yourself:

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2012-10-29 08:04:11 AM  
1 vote:
As someone who is 50% Tonkawa, I couldn't care less. Anybody who gets offended by anything just needs to grow up.
2012-10-29 08:00:17 AM  
1 vote:
if they're pissed now wait till they see reruns of F Troop.
2012-10-29 07:41:01 AM  
1 vote:
You heard the man. All women, take off your costume right now!
2012-10-29 07:34:58 AM  
1 vote:

rnatalie: Potentially NSFW Link


Like the fist of an angry bear spirit!
2012-10-29 07:23:46 AM  
1 vote:

log_jammin: An Incharacter representative said the company didn't know the term "squaw," which is believed to be derived from the Algonquian word for woman, has come to be considered demeaning and offensive by many Indians.

uh.....


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"I have no problem with the costume. I find it very offensive that you want a refund for the costume when it states no refunds after October 20th. That is not policy and I cannot give it to you."

/You read that in an Indian accent.
2012-10-29 07:22:22 AM  
1 vote:

JRoo: SevenizGud: Political correctness run amok. How can I help it what someone else finds offensive? Grow a thicker skin, chief.

Will do white devil.


I'm Asian, dillhole.
2012-10-29 07:17:06 AM  
1 vote:
I just checked with my neighbor Mr. Patel and he didn't have a problem with it.
2012-10-29 07:07:41 AM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: Ever heard of the American Indian Movement?


sure. I've also heard of the United Negro College fund.

/not sure what the filter will do for that word
2012-10-29 04:13:55 AM  
1 vote:

timujin: So... if they were marketing Little Black Sambo costumes, would it be alright as long as they weren't marketing them to black people?


Little Black Sambo is a good book. Have you even read it? Yes, it's racist. But it's not derogatory. Have you read any books from those eras? Racism was less looked down on and more scientific fact. The Indian was a different species with queer customs and admirable savage nobility. But then again, so was the Frenchman.
2012-10-29 01:49:15 AM  
1 vote:
the company didn't know the term "squaw," which is believed to be derived from the Algonquian word for woman, has come to be considered demeaning and offensive by many Indians.

True, it has been used derisively for a long time, they should have known that.

Kathy Paul Dover told the CBC Indians "would never dress like that.


Really? They wouldn't??? Man, and here I thought "nuns" and "nurses" all looked like this:

www.pinkimpulse.com

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2012-10-29 01:37:24 AM  
1 vote:
An Incharacter representative said the company didn't know the term "squaw," which is believed to be derived from the Algonquian word for woman, has come to be considered demeaning and offensive by many Indians.

uh.....
2012-10-28 11:44:10 PM  
1 vote:
I don't
 
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