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View Diary: It's time to stop mocking Native Americans.. (NFL & Lone Ranger Rant) (192 comments)

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    All I know is as a 33 year old male,  when I hear the term 'Redskin', I wonder what a Washington Football player did.  It would never occur to me to refer to a Native American as a 'Redskin' and can't imagine anyone in power/authority referring to them in that way.  In fact, I would likely laugh in the face of someone trying to insult a native American like that.  The term 'Redskin' has nothing to do Native Americans except its history.  Words evolve over time; how about letting this one change too?  By removing it from vocabulary and making it taboo, you just give it the power back that has been removed over the years.  Would anyone argue that N*gger is a bigger slur today that it was 25 years ago?  I argue that is casual use removed most of the stigma over the years.

    Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass.

    by Liberal Elite on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:10:34 AM PDT

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