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  •  I'm curious about the logo (0+ / 0-)

    I was thinking about the problem with the name again after the team became big in the news again (they kinda dropped off the radar before), and seeing the images of the Florida Seminoles in their bowl game (with the student in 'Indian' dress on the horse, with the spear etc.). I find the Washington logo portrait quite beautiful and a nice portrayal, but wonder what the opinion of the NA community is. If the name is changed to something not incredibly racist like the current one, would the logo be acceptable?

    "Teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. Don’t feed fish." - Future President Paul Ryan

    by Fordmandalay on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:11:11 AM PST

    •  Seminole Tribe of Florida (I am an enrolled... (5+ / 0-)

      ...member) have approved the use of the name and the mascot character after some changes were made (it's not the appalling "Sammy Seminole" anymore).

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:59:55 AM PST

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      •  The "retirement" of Chief Illiniwek is still a hot (1+ / 0-)
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        issue in Illinois. Maybe the University of Illinois should have approached the matter the way Florida State did.

        "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's the thing you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain

        by Expat Okie on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 10:16:14 AM PST

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        •  One of the big problems with that... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...is that Seminoles still exist in Florida despite the government's best efforts to exterminate or remove all of us. The people of the Illiniwek confederation were removed to Oklahoma long ago.

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 10:22:21 AM PST

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