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  •  Redskins... Cleveland Indians logo... (2+ / 0-)
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    tmservo433, cotterperson

    I can certainly see how those two things can be viewed with offense.

    What is your opinion of a sports team who takes on a Native American name, say, "The San Jose Apaches" and doesn't use offensive imagery?

    Please proceed, Governor.

    by USArmyParatrooper on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:33:28 PM PDT

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      No offense is given with many of these; like the Chicago Blackhawks, the Atlanta Braves, etc.

      In fact, many of those teams have used their positions and names to help benefit the native american community, and the names are in themselves not a derogatory term.

      By using specific tribal names as well as a participation with many of those in those tribes, most of those teams are doing something that helps keep history alive by donating money and effort into history efforts to keep things up.

      http://blackhawks.nhl.com/...

      Chicago Blackhawks Charities is proud to create a long-term partnership with the American Indian Center and has pledged through its community fund to assist the native population in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

      This page expresses a genuine partnership and is a tool to help educate the larger community and fan base by sharing Native American culture, along with the activities and programs held in conjunction with the AIC. If you would like to learn more, engage or support the American Indian Center of Chicago, the oldest urban Indian Center in the country, please visit aic-chicago.org.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:37:43 PM PDT

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    •  Unless the team is owned and run by Natives, NO (2+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, futurebird

      A thousand times no.

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