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Old 11-11-2018, 01:05 PM
Status: "Let it snow" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
I am just not in favor of all these name changes and I think people could make better use of their time and energy. However, if the actual people who are being named find it offensive, then it might be the way to go.
You have addressed the key question here. My impression is that many of these decisions are based on white people expressing offense on behalf of racial and cultural minorities. That strikes me as a subtle form of racism in itself: a form which does more harm to society than the purported motivation for the original naming.

 
Old 11-11-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You have addressed the key question here. My impression is that many of these decisions are based on white people expressing offense on behalf of racial and cultural minorities. That strikes me as a subtle form of racism in itself: a form which does more harm to society than the purported motivation for the original naming.
Go back and read the link in post # 8.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Let me ask a different question.

What the ---- is so damned sacred about a sports team name?
 
Old 11-11-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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It's just a name of a sports team.
I'd suspect this is part of the offense. A sports team does what? Play a trivial game in order to entertain others. It's not even true life. Not too many honorable or even dignified associations go along with that.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Let me ask a different question.

What the ---- is so damned sacred about a sports team name?
Some sports team names really are sacred. The Brooklyn Dodgers will be the Brooklyn Dodgers forever. Nobody would have the nerve to change that name.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Some sports team names really are sacred. The Brooklyn Dodgers will be the Brooklyn Dodgers forever. Nobody would have the nerve to change that name.
Thank you for making my point for me -- a sports team name that offends no one.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Let me ask a different question.

What the ---- is so damned sacred about a sports team name?
Let me ask a different question.

What the - - -is so damned sacred about any word(not just sports teams) that offend a very small % of people?
 
Old 11-11-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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Not offensive

I've asked many indians (that's what they called themselves when I was with them) at Pow-Wows around the country, several reservations and 4 that I've worked with in the past, all said this name issue is Lib BS and they are not in favor of a nae change.
 
Old 11-11-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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With a long stopover in Milwaukee.
You can quit the eye rolling, I’m just a reasonably intelligent Limey, with a soupçon of French blood, if sports were being discussed, and someone mentioned Milwaukee, the first word I’d think of would be Brewers,
 
Old 11-11-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Let me ask a different question.

What the - - -is so damned sacred about any word(not just sports teams) that offend a very small % of people?
And yet people from the New York City area get awfully upset when we Western New Yorkers say that NYC is not really a part of the real New York State.
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