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Do you feel Policitcal Correctness has gone too far?

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Political Correctness or Censorship

As our community grows and technology increases we find ourselves constantly at odds with each other.  Borders get narrower and almost nonexistent as we are communicating with cultures further away than we have ever done.  To keep the peace we have opted for what we call political correctness, a tenet that moves to prevent the offensive actions that would hurt others.  As this tenet has increased in popularity many people are of the opinion that it is reaching too far.  One current case is the protest that the Washington’s football team needs to change its name as it is offensive to Native Americans.  The Washington Redskins have been an organization since the start of NFL and as one of the supporters of the name, Mike Ditka says regarding the name choice “It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian.”

Protesters contend that the name is racially based and should not be accepted by our society, demanding that the owners should consider an immediate name change that is less offensive.  So far the owners have not acquiesced to these demands and continue to fight.


 

While accepted for many years, has the change in our culture shifted enough that our community should no longer accept these names?  While it may have good intentions early on, does the meaning of words now hold more weight then they did originally?  Tell us what you think, is Political Correctness working or has it caused more censorship and harm?

Democrat Top Post

The Washington Redskins organization has reviewed many polls on this matter. The majority of polls have found it is not an issue, and, in point of fact, many Native American athletic teams use such terms for their teams. As a local matter, the Native American groups located geographically close to the team are not offended.

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  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    The Washington Redskins organization has reviewed many polls on this matter. The majority of polls have found it is not an issue, and, in point of fact, many Native American athletic teams use such terms for their teams. As a local matter, the Native American groups located geographically close to the team are not offended.

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  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    The Washington Redskins organization has reviewed many polls on this matter. The majority of polls have found it is not an issue, and, in point of fact, many Native American athletic teams use such terms for their teams. As a local matter, the Native American groups located geographically close to the team are not offended.

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  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    The Washington Redskins organization has reviewed many polls on this matter. The majority of polls have found it is not an issue, and, in point of fact, many Native American athletic teams use such terms for their teams. As a local matter, the Native American groups located geographically close to the team are not offended.

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Republican Top Post

As I am Independent and this site does not allow for such, I thought I would provide additional thoughts on this matter as a Republican. Are there are not more important issues for our Congress and media to concern themselves with? Consider all the athletic teams and their various team designations which could offend. I love wild animals. Should the Tigers change their name? The Cardinal is the state bird for Virginia. If the citizens of Virginia found it offends them, should Arizona have to change their designation? Someone somewhere every day has the chance of being offended. One needs to look at intent, as well as words.

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  • 25 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando No matter what you say or do someone, somewhere is going to be offended. If people who feel the Redskins name is offensive maybe they should brush up on the teams history, then they would realize the teams name was changed from the Braves to the Redskins in 1932 to honor the coach William Dietz, a Native American and the other Native Americans on

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  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    As I am Independent and this site does not allow for such, I thought I would provide additional thoughts on this matter as a Republican. Are there are not more important issues for our Congress and media to concern themselves with? Consider all the athletic teams and their various team designations which could offend. I love wild animals. Sho

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  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    As I am Independent and this site does not allow for such, I thought I would provide additional thoughts on this matter as a Republican. Are there are not more important issues for our Congress and media to concern themselves with? Consider all the athletic teams and their various team designations which could offend. I love wild animals. Sho

    » Read More
  • 25 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando No matter what you say or do someone, somewhere is going to be offended. If people who feel the Redskins name is offensive maybe they should brush up on the teams history, then they would realize the teams name was changed from the Braves to the Redskins in 1932 to honor the coach William Dietz, a Native American and the other Native Americans on

    » Read More
2 comments
  • 26 days ago AuntiE

    As I am Independent and this site does not allow for such, I thought I would provide additional thoughts on this matter as a Republican. Are there are not more important issues for our Congress and media to concern themselves with? Consider all the athletic teams and their various team designations which could offend. I love wild animals. Sho

    » Read More
  • 25 days ago whatwouldReagando

    whatwouldReagando No matter what you say or do someone, somewhere is going to be offended. If people who feel the Redskins name is offensive maybe they should brush up on the teams history, then they would realize the teams name was changed from the Braves to the Redskins in 1932 to honor the coach William Dietz, a Native American and the other Native Americans on

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