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?
syrynxx: I think calling someone a "Senator" is far more derogatory.
Wulfman: 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.
doubled99: 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?In this century, can you point to any time or place where this term is used when not referring to the football team?
born_yesterday: 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".
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
Giltric: Black people stay black, and very rarely change color.
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.
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