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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 28
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2013-08-08 10:03:46 AM  
6 votes:
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 09:45:15 AM  
5 votes:
I think calling someone a "Senator" is far more derogatory.
2013-08-08 10:23:26 AM  
4 votes:
i912.photobucket.com

If the Skins were a British club:
i912.photobucket.com
2013-08-08 10:03:36 AM  
4 votes:
Great.  Now where will we get all of our Washington Redskins news?
2013-08-08 09:54:56 AM  
4 votes:

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


Hey now! There a children present.
2013-08-08 10:21:06 AM  
2 votes:
Can they still call ticket resellers Scalpers at a Redskins game?
2013-08-08 10:16:27 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:07:09 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:04:11 AM  
2 votes:
How about "Washington Wagonburners"?
2013-08-08 10:02:48 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:02:01 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:12:59 PM  
1 votes:

Spanky McStupid: Carth: The Muthaship: Hugo Zorilla: How about "Washington Wagonburners"?

I'd say Scalpers, but football already has those.

The Useless Washington Bureaucrats

FTFY


We're talking about DC's football team right? That goes without saying.
2013-08-08 11:24:51 AM  
1 votes:
So I guess their new name will be Washington Reservation Dwellers?
2013-08-08 11:24:44 AM  
1 votes:

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?


Maybe not; also, don't care.

Fightin' Whities, Minnesota Crackers, Tampa Bay Ofay, San Diego Slants... go for it.
2013-08-08 11:02:23 AM  
1 votes:

EngineerAU: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/Downloads/Political_Commun i cation/naes/2004_03_redskins_09-24_pr.pdf

91% of American Indians find the Redskins name to not be offensive while 9% do.

That said, the name will probably die with Snyder. Someone like Disney will buy the team when he croaks and use a name change as a marketing tie-in.


Glad to see only 9% have reservations about the name.
2013-08-08 10:53:13 AM  
1 votes:

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?


"Go Redskins!" is offensive?

/maybe to me, but I'm a Cowboy fan.
2013-08-08 10:45:31 AM  
1 votes:

slashmonkey


I suppose they could pick something non-PC that doesn't reference a minority. How about the Washington Crackers? Nah .. better stick with animals.


Washington Animal Crackers?


That's WAC.
2013-08-08 10:28:26 AM  
1 votes:
Washington Casino Owners?!?
2013-08-08 10:25:58 AM  
1 votes:
Washington Whiskey Lovers?

Washington Heathens?

How about Washington Doesn't Have Immunity To SmallPox's
2013-08-08 10:17:00 AM  
1 votes:

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


I have heard that some of them can go from ashy to classy.
2013-08-08 10:14:07 AM  
1 votes:
Henceforth, they will be known as the Washington Savages.
2013-08-08 10:10:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:08:05 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:05:48 AM  
1 votes:
Another Farker said it first....Redskins

www.springhillcommunityfarm.com
2013-08-08 10:04:30 AM  
1 votes:
Washington should change their mascot to a potato then their name wouldn't be a problem.
2013-08-08 10:01:45 AM  
1 votes:

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

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


Darkies?
2013-08-08 09:59:29 AM  
1 votes:
How about Bullets?
2013-08-08 09:59:03 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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