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  •  I'd also like to post a link to the diarist's (3+ / 0-)
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    Avilyn, bahesmama, Kitsap River

    article over at Indian Country Today:

    A Tweet About Indian Mascots Went Viral; You Can Do It, Too

    ...we began talking to each other and as we talked the idea formed of filing FCC Obscenity Complaints online during Redsk*ns games.

    Then, last week I put together an email list (direct messaging over Twitter being too cumbersome) and on Friday Ethan Keller (@nonativemascots) put together an FB Event page (“File complaint when you hear R**skins on Radio/TVSatisfaction,”) at No Native Mascots Facebook page and we began inviting everyone we knew to join us. We used the hashtag #FCCcomplaintRskin to make our tweets easily searchable. The FB Event page included the website address to the FCC Obscenity Complaint Form and the time and date of the game and where to hear it (ESPN, Redsk*ns.com-streaming online) and encouraged people to listen even for a few minutes.

    During halftime my husband wrote an App to make time stamping every utterance easier and we tracked that the offensive word “Redsk*ns” was said every one to three minutes during game play, so no one had to listen long and once they heard the word even once, they could simply file an online complaint and then go about their Sunday. Our goal was (and is, we are doing it again on Dec. 15th) to bombard the FCC with as many complaints as we could. ...

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