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  •  Yep. Meteor Blades among them. (8+ / 0-)

    In fact, American Indians brought suit, and lost unfortunately, against the name.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:22:15 AM PST

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    •  Okay. (1+ / 0-)
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      I went to Eastern Michigan University.  When they changed their name from the Hurons to the Eagles I wanted nothing more to do with them.  Even the Indians liked the name.

      When they e-mail me for a donation that's the easiest e-mail for me to delete.

      Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

      by dov12348 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:32:40 AM PST

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      •  I know there have been complaints against using (5+ / 0-)

        Indian tribe names or names like the "Braves" because those names belong to the American Indians. And I know some people feel those names honor American Indians. I think it's up to the people of the First Nations to determine who is right on that issue.
        But the problem here is undeniable: "r%dsk#ns" is a racial slur. It is no less offensive than the other names I put in my title.

        We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

        by Tamar on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:40:21 AM PST

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      •  But Huron is the name of a (2+ / 0-)
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        and Red-skin was used as a slur.

        I am not sure of whether the Huron (or Wyandot) use tribe or nation or something else to describe the group. Hence the quotes around tribe.

        Just your average every day Autistic hillbilly/biker/activist/union steward with an engineering degree.

        by Mentatmark on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:53:15 AM PST

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        •  Yes I understand the distinction. (1+ / 0-)
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          Tamar seems to be doing the right thing.  I just wanted toshow an extreme example where a university takes it to absurdity.

          Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

          by dov12348 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:55:27 AM PST

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