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Do you think these names are offensive?

Posted by on May. 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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 I was reading an article about the attempts to change the name of the pro football team Washington Redskins, citing that the mascot 'Redskins' is offensive.

Here are some of the other mascot names that are questionable.

Redskins: slang for Native American
Indians: Native American
Braves: Native American warrior
Marauder: An agressor who attacks in search of valuables
Hobos: Vagabonds
Raiders: One who pillages anothers territory in search of valuables
Chiefs: Native American leader

Do you think that sports/school/organization mascots names should be changed if people find them offensive?

Was your school mascot offensive?

by on May. 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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Reina13
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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Sometimes I think people can take political correctness too far.

However in the instance of Redskins, I think a name change would be appropriate because it seems derogatory to me. The rest of them seem fine. 

I did have to laugh at the mascot Hobos. Who does that? Can you imagine that as your high school mascot. "Go Hobos! Go Fight Win!"

20ACE13
by on May. 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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I think people need to stop getting so offended by such stupid things and be offended by things like drone strikes on innocent people and other such atrocities.

Ultra_
by Member on May. 6, 2013 at 9:47 AM

No. That's silly.


chattycassie
by on May. 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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 I don't find the offensive. I find it offensive we all have to walk on tip toes around "words"

Pammi86
by Pamela on May. 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM
I think they can be.
goddess99
by Michelle on May. 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

They don't offend me. Our mascot was an Eskimo.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on May. 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I don't find them offensive.

johnsmama98
by New Member on May. 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM

No, our teams are/were called the Spartans and the Titans.

Janet
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM

 I don't find them offensive.

katye43
by on May. 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Personally I think Political Correctness should be banned.   Hi I'm Linda.  I'm on several other groups.  I am married, have 8 children, (5 are adopted), 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and 3 dogs.  The kids are grown, the grandchildren are growing and the great grandaughters are adorable.  Personally the dogs are easier to live with...lol.  Nice to meet all of you.  Come see us next time you are near Hermann Missouri.  We have awesome festivals at least once a month  and 10 wineries and one brewery.  It's a wonderful little German village.  See ya at the Barrell.  Linda

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