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(Slate)   "Effective immediately, Slate will no longer refer to Washington's NFL team as the Redskins. Well, after this time; we had to mention the name so you knew what we were talking about. Redskins, you see, is a racist archaic term"   (slate.com) divider line 160
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2013-08-08 09:45:15 AM
I think calling someone a "Senator" is far more derogatory.
 
2013-08-08 09:54:56 AM

syrynxx: I think calling someone a "Senator" is far more derogatory.


Hey now! There a children present.
 
2013-08-08 09:55:31 AM

Mangoose: a


are
 
2013-08-08 09:56:30 AM
I hope they sign Riley Cooper when he's inevitably released by Philly
 
2013-08-08 09:59:03 AM
Congress is the new C-Word. Maybe if you type in "Congress", Drew can make the filter change it to something less offensive like COONTS.
 
2013-08-08 09:59:29 AM
How about Bullets?
 
2013-08-08 09:59:54 AM
I bet Slate woulda called Ali Cassius Clay.
 
2013-08-08 10:00:28 AM
And yet another reason why I don't read Slate.

/// Redskins, Blueskins, Foreskins, two fish. Meh.
 
2013-08-08 10:00:29 AM
Oh for fark's sake.
 
2013-08-08 10:01:45 AM

bucket_pup: And yet another reason why I don't read Slate.

/// Redskins, Blueskins, Foreskins, two fish. Meh.


Darkies?
 
2013-08-08 10:01:59 AM
With the Native American hold on the casino gambling market in the US, perhaps we can call them the Washington Craps?
 
2013-08-08 10:02:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How about Bullets?


Maybe Wizards?
moonreaderman.com
Pretty sure that's a real pic of Sen Byrd (Dem.  WVA) in his Klan robe.
/one lynchin' SOB.
 
2013-08-08 10:02:19 AM
You mean this is real and not a Prudence article?
 
2013-08-08 10:02:22 AM
FTA:  "Changing how you talk changes how you think. The adoption of the term "African-American"-replacing "Negro" and "colored"-in the aftermath of the civil rights movement brought a welcome symmetry with Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans, groups defined by geographic origin rather than by race or color."


OK.  Can we go back to that, and stop with the term "person of color"?  Let me know when the colored community comes to a consensus on that so we can all be happy.
 
2013-08-08 10:02:34 AM
I like how the article says "Slate is far from the first to take a stand against the nickname. We are joining...Gregg Easterbrook"

But Easterbrook was writing for Slate way back when he first mentioned the "Chesapeake Watershed Region Indiginous Persons"
 
2013-08-08 10:02:36 AM
The Washington Teabaggers.

/and no; no American Indian I know gives a flying shiat about any of this...
 
2013-08-08 10:02:48 AM
This is just political correctness gone mad.  The name of the team is the Washington Darkies, so suck it, libtards.

/Wait, Redskins.  What'd I say?
 
2013-08-08 10:03:05 AM
Searching their past coverage it seems like the only time they mentioned the redskins in the past was when they were a) complaining about the name or owner. b) making sporadic  season/payoff updates or c) a player did something stupid.

This seems like the journalistic equivalent of attention whoring. "We going to stop talking about something we rarely talked about! Now everyone say how progressive and tolerant we are"
 
2013-08-08 10:03:36 AM
Great.  Now where will we get all of our Washington Redskins news?
 
2013-08-08 10:03:46 AM
I will no longer refer to Slate as Slate.

It will be known from here on out as: fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism.
 
2013-08-08 10:03:50 AM
For all the folks that see no problem with a team called the Redskins can you point to any time or place where the term was used in a non-offensive way?
 
2013-08-08 10:03:52 AM
What's the ratio of blowhard journalists to actual Native Americans who take umbrage to the "Redskins" team name? 2000 to 1?
 
2013-08-08 10:04:11 AM
How about "Washington Wagonburners"?
 
2013-08-08 10:04:16 AM
I was dating a Bostic, so I had to learn to care about millionaires wearing pads and bumping into each other.
I said 'was'
now, it's one more thing about which I don't have to give a shiat
 
2013-08-08 10:04:30 AM
Washington should change their mascot to a potato then their name wouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-08-08 10:04:41 AM

Carth: Searching their past coverage it seems like the only time they mentioned the redskins in the past was when they were a) complaining about the name or owner. b) making sporadic season/payoff updates or c) a player did something stupid.


What is there to say about a team that (I didn't actually look this up but I have strong suspicions) finished 6-10 for 15 years in a row?
 
2013-08-08 10:05:19 AM
I never got the whole "sports team name is derogatory."  Isn't it kind of an honor?
 
2013-08-08 10:05:24 AM

IamTomJoad: For all the folks that see no problem with a team called the Redskins can you point to any time or place where the term was used in a non-offensive way?


Sure, when they named a professional football team that.
 
2013-08-08 10:05:48 AM
Another Farker said it first....Redskins

www.springhillcommunityfarm.com
 
2013-08-08 10:07:09 AM
I'm sure they'll do the same for the Notre Dame Cooperative Irish and Vancouver Northern-North Americans.

/or Washington can just update their logo
buffalopost.net
 
2013-08-08 10:07:36 AM
So when will Slate stop sucking?
 
2013-08-08 10:08:02 AM
Perhaps they can get a licensing agreement with Port Chester University for use of the Whooping Crane name.

/Mmmmm.... Megan Ward
 
2013-08-08 10:08:05 AM

IamTomJoad: For all the folks that see no problem with a team called the Redskins can you point to any time or place where the term was used in a non-offensive way?



Sure:  "Had the Washington Redskins dreamed of a way to finish this remarkable season it would have included a composed, big-time effort from quarterback Mark Rypien and a defense that swarmed the Buffalo Bills from beginning to end. The Redskins got all of that and more and rolled over the Bills, 37-24, to win Super Bowl XXVI."

It wasn't used offensively in that news article.  Ta-da!
 
2013-08-08 10:08:27 AM

Nana's Vibrator: With the Native American hold on the casino gambling market in the US, perhaps we can call them the Washington Craps?


Now that Maryland is allowing table games, this is even more appropriate.

/Maryland Live is pretty nice
//Can't wait for the ones in Balmer and National Harbor
 
2013-08-08 10:08:31 AM

IamTomJoad: For all the folks that see no problem with a team called the Redskins can you point to any time or place where the term was used in a non-offensive way?


TFA said that the Native Americans used it to describe themselves. I assume they weren't doing it offensively...

/What will Slate call the Braves?
 
2013-08-08 10:08:40 AM
I came up with "Washington Filibusters", with a pirate mascot.  It doesn't really roll off the tongue though.
 
2013-08-08 10:09:05 AM
Oh for Fark's sake...people need to quit being such spineless pussies. What next? No more articles
about redskin potatoes?

Political correctness is one of the worst damn things to infiltrate our society in decades. It makes idiots
think that they have the right to not be offended.

As a country, we used to have thicker skins than this. What the hell happened?
 
2013-08-08 10:10:14 AM
It's a term used exclusively for a football team from D.C. It is not used in any other way.
 
2013-08-08 10:10:29 AM

IamTomJoad: For all the folks that see no problem with a team called the Redskins can you point to any time or place where the term was used in a non-offensive way?


What? Like Fighting Irish isn't derogatory?


They are fighting because they are drunk.......

some people are ok with certain racial stereotypes.
 
2013-08-08 10:10:31 AM
A long time ago talking to an African American gal at work about people and color descriptions she couldn't figure out just what kind of color caucasian was suppose to be. "you all look kinda pink to me"

/perhaps lightish red
 
2013-08-08 10:10:41 AM
Ok, enough. Stop this goddamn political correctness bullshiat. It's gone too far. It's a farking FOOTBALL TEAM. They play a farking GAME for a living. Who gives a shiat what the fark they call their farking gay little gaggle of prancing, spandex-clad ball-handlers? If you don't like the name Redskins, don't support the team. One of two things will happen: they'll change the name because they're losing too many fans, or they don't lose fans which shows that approximately no one gives a good goddamn about the issue. Either way, problem farking solved.
 
2013-08-08 10:11:27 AM
It would be nice if we, as a people, could concentrate on the actual effects and use of real racism instead of the mere appearance and outer strata of it.

But then we might actually have to change instead of just appearing to.
 
2013-08-08 10:11:28 AM
I'm sure if Goodell wants to be a complete ass on this, any publication or outlet that refuses to refer to the Washington team by its team name would have its credentials revoked.

Even ESPN.

/popcorn
 
2013-08-08 10:12:06 AM

Giltric: I will no longer refer to Slate as Slate.

It will be known from here on out as: fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism.


Me either. From now on, they will be known as Panty Wadding Journalistic HacksTM.
 
2013-08-08 10:13:09 AM

Raider_dad: A long time ago talking to an African American gal at work about people and color descriptions she couldn't figure out just what kind of color caucasian was suppose to be. "you all look kinda pink to me"

/perhaps lightish red


Actually white people are the real coloreds.

When they get mad they turn red, when they get cold they turn blue, when they lay out in the sun they turn brown......

Black people stay black, and very rarely change color.
 
2013-08-08 10:13:34 AM
Jay Leno: "The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets."

/got nuthin' else
 
2013-08-08 10:14:07 AM
Henceforth, they will be known as the Washington Savages.
 
2013-08-08 10:14:29 AM
There are quite a few Native Americans in the northern plain's tribes that were a lot of Redskins gear and would probably like a word with some folks at the Slate.  Check out any tribal golf tournament.


// son of one of them
// perhaps hippies should STFU, the rest of us can speak for ourselves
// a couple might like to take said Slate people hunting
 
2013-08-08 10:16:27 AM
We get to keep "Redskins", they get to keep "Western Sky Loans".

"Problem solver" my ass, unless you consider not being in debt for the rest of your life a "problem".
 
2013-08-08 10:17:00 AM

Giltric: Black people stay black, and very rarely change color.


I have heard that some of them can go from ashy to classy.
 
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