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2013-10-31 03:09:23 PM  
Isn't the correct term "Discomprehension Enhancement"?
 
2013-10-31 03:11:58 PM  
I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.
 
2013-10-31 03:15:51 PM  
Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.
 
2013-10-31 03:19:23 PM  

netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.


Exactly. I make you the same offer I've made in other threads: Come on out to Montana. Head up to Browning. Go into any establisment and let everyone know "Redskin" isn't racist or offensive and you'll say it all you want.

Let us all know how it goes.
 
2013-10-31 03:20:57 PM  

netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.


I bet you go into black neighborhoods and use the N-word alllll the time, don't you? Cause you're totally cool and edgy and not racist at all.
 
2013-10-31 03:29:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.

I bet you go into black neighborhoods and use the N-word alllll the time, don't you? Cause you're totally cool and edgy and not racist at all.


What the fark does that even mean?

The point being is some NA tribes aren't offended by it.  Some are.  You can't please all the people.  Some things are racist but only if used by certain people in some circumstances
 
2013-10-31 03:31:03 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.


Not being racist is the new racist apparently.
 
2013-10-31 03:33:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.

I bet you go into black neighborhoods and use the N-word alllll the time, don't you? Cause you're totally cool and edgy and not racist at all.


Hey...I'm so cool that all my Hispanic buddies call me "Culo"!
 
2013-10-31 03:34:44 PM  

netizencain: cameroncrazy1984: netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.

I bet you go into black neighborhoods and use the N-word alllll the time, don't you? Cause you're totally cool and edgy and not racist at all.

What the fark does that even mean?

The point being is some NA tribes aren't offended by it.  Some are.  You can't please all the people.  Some things are racist but only if used by certain people in some circumstances


I'm sure some black people aren't offended by the N-word either. Is it okay for us to call the Baltimore team by that name then if they so choose?
 
2013-10-31 03:37:48 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.


The way I see it, the name was socially acceptable when it was rolled out, and it's been in use continually since, so it should get free pass.  A new team calling themselves the Redskins would be inappropriate.  In this case the history behind it should trump political correctness.
 
2013-10-31 03:38:32 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Is it okay for us to call the Baltimore team by that name then if they so choose?


Dammit Flacco, throw you N***er.
 
2013-10-31 03:40:45 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: cameroncrazy1984: I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.

The way I see it, the name was socially acceptable when it was rolled out, and it's been in use continually since, so it should get free pass.  A new team calling themselves the Redskins would be inappropriate.  In this case the history behind it should trump political correctness.


Why? What history is behind it that will be lost when the name is changed? Are you kidding?
 
2013-10-31 03:43:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: cameroncrazy1984: I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.

The way I see it, the name was socially acceptable when it was rolled out, and it's been in use continually since, so it should get free pass.  A new team calling themselves the Redskins would be inappropriate.  In this case the history behind it should trump political correctness.

Why? What history is behind it that will be lost when the name is changed? Are you kidding?


The proud legacy of finishing 6-10 four out every five seasons, of course
 
2013-10-31 03:43:46 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: cameroncrazy1984: I had no idea that "not being racist" is considered "extreme" now.

The way I see it, the name was socially acceptable when it was rolled out, and it's been in use continually since, so it should get free pass.  A new team calling themselves the Redskins would be inappropriate.  In this case the history behind it should trump political correctness.

Why? What history is behind it that will be lost when the name is changed? Are you kidding?


Well, the team will no longer be called what it's historically been called, so that's certainly putting an end to a tradition.

This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name.  If the majority of the Redskins' fans get behind a motion to change it, that would be one thing, but I think it's a bit ridiculous that this has suddenly become an issue in the past year when the team name has been around since the 30s.
 
2013-10-31 03:46:11 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name


So you'd be okay with a Brooklyn Ni*gers baseball team as long as it was named that in the 1920s? I mean, after all, it's not a racist policy, it's just a name. Right?
 
2013-10-31 03:47:35 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name

So you'd be okay with a Brooklyn Ni*gers baseball team as long as it was named that in the 1920s? I mean, after all, it's not a racist policy, it's just a name. Right?


I wouldn't, because they'd get traded to LA.
 
2013-10-31 03:49:45 PM  

RedPhoenix122: cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name

So you'd be okay with a Brooklyn Ni*gers baseball team as long as it was named that in the 1920s? I mean, after all, it's not a racist policy, it's just a name. Right?

I wouldn't, because they'd get traded to LA.


Ha! Good point.
 
2013-10-31 03:50:25 PM  
I'm sorry, I just don't buy the argument that it's somehow not racist just because it's old. My grandmother still calls black people "Coloreds" and I still consider that to be racist.
 
2013-10-31 03:51:47 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I'm sorry, I just don't buy the argument that it's somehow not racist just because it's old. My grandmother still calls black people "Coloreds" and I still consider that to be racist.


"Then again, my grandmother once referred to a broken beer bottle as a n***er knife."
 
2013-10-31 03:52:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name

So you'd be okay with a Brooklyn Ni*gers baseball team as long as it was named that in the 1920s? I mean, after all, it's not a racist policy, it's just a name. Right?


If they'd managed to play under that name since the 20s without any uproar and the fans supported the name I'd respect their wishes.

However, that would never happen, as it's obviously a far more offensive word, and the level of societal acceptance, or lack thereof, reflects that.

A group of people who don't have any affiliation with the team shouldn't have any ground to demand the team change their name if the current owners and fans like it.
 
2013-10-31 03:56:19 PM  

mediablitz: netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.

Exactly. I make you the same offer I've made in other threads: Come on out to Montana. Head up to Browning. Go into any establisment and let everyone know "Redskin" isn't racist or offensive and you'll say it all you want.

Let us all know how it goes.


If that's the test then how would one fare if he went around calling Native Americans "Chief" or "Brave"? I know I'm in the minority here but I think when the names and mascots (respectable mascots, no Chief Wahoos) are used by a sports team they are used in reverence. And in that context it is not racist, to me.
 
2013-10-31 03:58:48 PM  

kidakita: .

Hey...I'm so cool that all my Hispanic buddies call me "Culo"!


They still call me gringo.
 
2013-10-31 04:00:13 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: This isn't some racist policy that actually hurts anyone, it's just a name

So you'd be okay with a Brooklyn Ni*gers baseball team as long as it was named that in the 1920s? I mean, after all, it's not a racist policy, it's just a name. Right?


When did they move from Newark to Brooklyn?

/chris rock reference
 
2013-10-31 04:01:07 PM  
I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.
 
2013-10-31 04:01:21 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: A group of people who don't have any affiliation with the team shouldn't have any ground to demand the team change their name if the current owners and fans like it.


Really? Only people who own the team have the ability to ask the team to change the name?

I think you have a very tenuous grasp on this whole "freedom of speech" thing.
 
2013-10-31 04:08:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: TuteTibiImperes: A group of people who don't have any affiliation with the team shouldn't have any ground to demand the team change their name if the current owners and fans like it.

Really? Only people who own the team have the ability to ask the team to change the name?

I think you have a very tenuous grasp on this whole "freedom of speech" thing.


They have a right to speak out about it, and the team has the right to ignore them.  I'm not saying only the owners should decide, but it should be a decision based on the wishes of the fans and those who support the team.  Why should Snyder care about what some guys in NY who don't buy tickets to Redskins home games or merchandise think about the same when the fans who fill the seats and pay the bills still like it?

Like I said, if the majority of Redskins' fans switch over and start asking for a new name, Snyder should do it.  Until then, he's just respecting the wishes of his fanbase more than those who aren't supporters of the team anyway, which is how it should be.
 
2013-10-31 04:12:02 PM  
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2013-10-31 04:14:41 PM  

kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.


Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.
 
2013-10-31 04:15:45 PM  

violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.


BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.
 
2013-10-31 04:17:12 PM  
There's gonna be blood.
 
2013-10-31 04:19:09 PM  

violentsalvation: mediablitz: netizencain: Navajo Nation Red Mesa Unified School District:  Featuring your Red Mesa High Redskins.

It's real and they are not offended.  It's 'their' word and 'you' can't use it.

Exactly. I make you the same offer I've made in other threads: Come on out to Montana. Head up to Browning. Go into any establisment and let everyone know "Redskin" isn't racist or offensive and you'll say it all you want.

Let us all know how it goes.

If that's the test then how would one fare if he went around calling Native Americans "Chief" or "Brave"? I know I'm in the minority here but I think when the names and mascots (respectable mascots, no Chief Wahoos) are used by a sports team they are used in reverence. And in that context it is not racist, to me.


Chief in context is something different altogether. Redskin is no different that spic, mic or chink.
 
2013-10-31 04:21:42 PM  

violentsalvation: because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name


This is where you and many others are incorrect. Native Americans will call each other "skin", but that doesn't mean they think YOU should call them "skin". The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?". The context of the question is giving people an excuse for using a racist, bigoted word.
 
2013-10-31 04:31:56 PM  

kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.

BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.


Riiiiight.. I'm having a discussion and learning how others feel on the matter, you jumped in with your snide "white men" crap.

mediablitz: The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?"


I don't know that it should have. It was a survey about the name of a football team.
 
2013-10-31 04:37:58 PM  

violentsalvation: kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.

BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.

Riiiiight.. I'm having a discussion and learning how others feel on the matter, you jumped in with your snide "white men" crap.

mediablitz: The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?"

I don't know that it should have. It was a survey about the name of a football team.


You and those like you are a sh*tstain on the white bedspread of humanity. You can't die out soon enough.
 
2013-10-31 04:42:21 PM  
What I've learned in this thread is that it's okay to be racist as long as a majority of people who support the racism are okay with it.
 
2013-10-31 04:43:37 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: What I've learned in this thread is that it's okay to be racist as long as a majority of people who support the racism but are not directly affected by itare okay with it.


FTFY.
 
2013-10-31 04:47:12 PM  

violentsalvation: kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.

BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.

Riiiiight.. I'm having a discussion and learning how others feel on the matter, you jumped in with your snide "white men" crap.

mediablitz: The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?"

I don't know that it should have. It was a survey about the name of a football team.


You commented on how others feel about the word, not the football team.
 
2013-10-31 04:48:59 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Like I said, if the majority of Redskins' fans switch over and start asking for a new name, Snyder should do it. Until then, he's just respecting the wishes of his fanbase more than those who aren't supporters of the team anyway, which is how it should be.


Care to show the class where they took the word "Dixie" out of the fight song because the fans asked for the change?
 
2013-10-31 04:53:14 PM  

kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.

BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.

Riiiiight.. I'm having a discussion and learning how others feel on the matter, you jumped in with your snide "white men" crap.

mediablitz: The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?"

I don't know that it should have. It was a survey about the name of a football team.

You and those like you are a sh*tstain on the white bedspread of humanity. You can't die out soon enough.


Yay! Express your hate.
 
2013-10-31 04:56:52 PM  

mediablitz: TuteTibiImperes: Like I said, if the majority of Redskins' fans switch over and start asking for a new name, Snyder should do it. Until then, he's just respecting the wishes of his fanbase more than those who aren't supporters of the team anyway, which is how it should be.

Care to show the class where they took the word "Dixie" out of the fight song because the fans asked for the change?


I wasn't aware of it, but according to this, it was originally D.C., and Dixie was a short-lived change that was later reverted back to the original lyrics.
 
2013-10-31 04:57:24 PM  

violentsalvation: kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: violentsalvation: kxs401: I feel bad for the white men, here. They definitely haven't had enough of a chance to condescendingly tell minorities not to be offended.

Thank god you're here to condescendingly be offended for them because apparently the vast majority of Native Americans know no better and have no issue with the name. You should ship them off to Indian schools and educate away their remaining stubborn pride, heritage and cultural identities.

BZZZT. Sorry. They can be offended or unoffended -- that's for them to decide. I think it's offensive, though. I'm not the one telling other people how to feel, bigot.

Riiiiight.. I'm having a discussion and learning how others feel on the matter, you jumped in with your snide "white men" crap.

mediablitz: The survey taken didn't ask "do you think it's okay for white people to call you redskin?"

I don't know that it should have. It was a survey about the name of a football team.

You and those like you are a sh*tstain on the white bedspread of humanity. You can't die out soon enough.

Yay! Express your hate.


Now see, I know you and your ilk feed on hatred and fear, but while I hate the deep ugliness of your behavior, I also recognize and love the humanity of all. Sorry!
 
2013-10-31 04:58:13 PM  
I see racist terms like this:

I might not be on the best of terms with my cousin. I might even call him an asshole. However, if you call my cousin an asshole to my face, I will be pissed off.
 
2013-10-31 05:01:22 PM  

mediablitz: Chief in context is something different altogether. Redskin is no different that spic, mic or chink.


not it's not, we can put the other 3 back on a boat!
 
2013-10-31 05:05:16 PM  
I've hated the Redskins since at least Theismann and Riggins so I say nuke it from orbit.
 
2013-10-31 05:14:57 PM  

RexTalionis: I see racist terms like this:

I might not be on the best of terms with my cousin. I might even call him an asshole. However, if you call my cousin an asshole to my face, I will be pissed off.


Your asshole cousin is my friend! I'll not hear you speak ill of that mangy bastard.
 
2013-10-31 05:23:49 PM  
I think this whole hullabaloo misses the larger, much more offensive part of this whole thing: Dan Snyder is still the owner. That should offend everyone.
 
2013-10-31 05:25:38 PM  
Does extreme political correctness indicate mental retardation?

Yes
 
2013-10-31 05:32:15 PM  

nmrsnr: I think this whole hullabaloo misses the larger, much more offensive part of this whole thing: Dan Snyder is still the owner. That should offend everyone.


i.imgur.com

/it's sort of like a call and response now when Snyder gets mentioned
 
2013-10-31 05:44:49 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: mediablitz: TuteTibiImperes: Like I said, if the majority of Redskins' fans switch over and start asking for a new name, Snyder should do it. Until then, he's just respecting the wishes of his fanbase more than those who aren't supporters of the team anyway, which is how it should be.

Care to show the class where they took the word "Dixie" out of the fight song because the fans asked for the change?

I wasn't aware of it, but according to this, it was originally D.C., and Dixie was a short-lived change that was later reverted back to the original lyrics.


Wait. So the fans didn't ask for the change? Weird. You said it was the only reason for any change to be made.

And no. It was not "converted back". It was permanently changed. And not by the fans. I wonder how your argument holds water now...
 
2013-10-31 05:46:24 PM  

zedster: mediablitz: Chief in context is something different altogether. Redskin is no different that spic, mic or chink.

not it's not, we can put the other 3 back on a boat!


And warm, comfortable blankets for them redskins...
 
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