Just for the record, Mr. Lemon, but you ARE comparing the N-word for African American/Black people to Red Skins for Native Americans. It’s implicit in your article’s title.
An offensive word that many people hate and think should be banned.
Others say not so fast, there’s nothing wrong with using the word, especially when we’re talking about a group of people we hold dear, like, even love.
Sounds like I’m talking about the n-word, which has been debated, discussed and reported countless times, but I’m not.
This time it’s the dreaded r-word, Redskins, as in the Washington football team.
For years now there’s been a push to force the team to change its name.
Some fans, and of course Native Americans find the term racially offensive.
Others say it’s just the name of a team, lighten up, it’s a tradition.
But, just this week the United States Patent and Trademark office stripped the team of its trademark protection, calling the team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”
That means the team’s profits from the word will probably shrink because…
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