Comments on: NPR is latest to tackle Washington Redskins’ name controversy: is the Voice next? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Fred http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-767993 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:09:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-767993 As already hinted at, this one team and its name is not the real issue. It is that any non-native team that uses a Native American identity is trivializing a culture that was almost wiped out by genocide. The change in Washington would be symbolic of the changes that need to be done at all levels, particularly in public schools where student learn that the use of stereotypes is OK; such as the “Trail of Tears” banners that were used by two Alabama High Schools to taunt their “Indian” opponents. Since schools are public agencies, there is no issue of free speech; these racist practices create a hostile environment that violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However when the State of Michigan ask the Dept of Education to agree, the case was summarily dismissed. That should have been the big story of 2013, not the R*dskins.

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By: Box http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-767187 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:44:22 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-767187 PC Police: Maybe the Voice should look to see if its own name is a derogatory slight to the mute. Vocal-ists!

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By: @Dizzy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766927 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:40:00 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766927 Read the whole column. All of this is addressed.

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By: Dizzy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766838 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:10:57 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766838 “Voice Sports Editor Chris Almeida, however, wrote in the Voice’s print edition in Dec. 2013 that those who are against the Redskins name should attack other teams with equally derogatory representations of Native Americans that remain, such as the Florida State Seminoles and the Kansas City Chiefs, and not exclusively focus on the Redskins.”

“Chiefs” and “Seminoles” are not racial slurs. Moreover, while “Chiefs” and the arrowhead symbology is problematic, the Seminole Tribe and Florida State University have a longstanding collaboration and the Tribe has blessed the use of the name as the FSU mascot. Completely different situation.

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By: Pat Curran http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766832 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:44:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766832 Hey Vox, great to see you’re addressing the issue. Deserves as much attention as it’s getting from the national media. Just a heads-up though — your older media sibling isn’t exactly behind the times in this particular case. From November: http://issuu.com/the_hoya/docs/issuu_11.22.13_b

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By: Redskins Roundup: Team Chemistry Edition | DC Pro Sports Report http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766783 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:22:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766783 […] Public Radio is addressing the use of the name Redskins and whether or not it should be part of the network’s vocabulary. Seems like NPR might join […]

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By: RogerW http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766735 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:14:23 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766735 What I find amazing is that the whiney “PC” crowd gladly takes aim at the Washington Redskins while ignoring schools across the country that are still using the SAME team name. One of those schools is Red Mesa High in Arizona — located on a Navajo reservation. That’s right. A Navajo reservation school known as the “Red Mesa High REDSKINS.” And apparently the nearly 100% Navajo student body has zero problem with it. Gee. You know why? Because it’s a FABRICATED issue that doesn’t really offend anyone. It just gives the ‘progressive’ crowd something to b**ch and moan about so they can still feel relevant (hi, Bob Costas! Hi, NPR!).

America is tired of liberals telling them what they should and shouldn’t be ‘offended’ by. America can think for itself – they don’t need Bob Costas, The Huffington Post or NPR to serve as the moral compass of the country. Seriously. If “Redskins” causes you gastric distress and tailspins you into a black pit of despair, you’ve got deep issues that won’t be resolved by renaming a sports team.

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By: lostprimeau http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766717 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:18:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766717 Americans never felted guilty about historical genocide…
everything they know of American Indians.. cames from a hundred years of Hollywood mythologys… dressed as manifest destiny patriotism…

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By: Are you serious?? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/03/24/npr-is-latest-to-tackle-washington-redskins-name-controversy-is-the-voice-next/comment-page-1/#comment-766714 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:44:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=57803#comment-766714 “People who love using the “racist” or “sexist” card, or whatever it may be, are as much of a problem as bigots themselves.”

No. That’s idiotic.

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