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@Origiam Try this, the next time you see someone in an Indian headdress at a football game. Point to him/her and say "Hey, what a moron! Fortunately, in America, you get to behave like a moron---and people are free to make their own judgements about you." As Thomas Jefferson said, we can tolerate any error, as long as reason is left free to combat it.
Having said that, it's one thing to criticize those who offend you---it's another thing altogether to try to silence them. Origam, you seem to want the name "Redskins" banned because it offends you and others you know.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are
@Origiam @dreadpiraterobertsWho appointed you to be the judge of how Native Americans are affected by the name "Redskins?" You are entitled to speak for yourself, but that's all.
Dan Snyder has shown plenty of evidence that plenty of Native Americans are not only not harmed by the team nickname of "Redskins"---they use it themselves, for their own teams. Who are you to put your opinion over theirs? Moreover, you are trying to compel my team to change its name, because you and some other Native Americans feel insulted. In that sense, my voice carries more weight that yours, because you want me (and other Redskins fans, and the Washington Redskins themselves) to change our behavior to suit your desires. No thanks.
@Origiam why does your opinion and your feelings trump the opinions and feelings of Native Americans who want to see the Washington Redskins remain the Redskins? Pontificate and indulge in victimhood much?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Redskins form foundation to help Tribal communities, puts money where critics' mouths are
@Origiam @SkinsHogHeavenApparently, Origam,not all Native Americans agree with you. If they did, why would there be sports teams named "Redskins" on Indian reservations?
You are welcome to your opinion, and we (and they) are welcome to theirs...right? Or, in the name of sensitivity, do you want to compel others to bow to your feelings?
When will Christine Brennan and the ESPN glitterati go to the Indian reservations and teach them how they're being degraded by the name "Redskins"?
I ESPECIALLY loved the commenters who sniped at Dan Snyder for "making" Navajo code talkers dress up in Redskins jackets, the night that the Skins honored some Code Talkers at FedEx Field. I didn't think you could "make" Marine veterans of the fighting in the Pacific do anything they didn't want to do.