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Who are you to say what is and what is not offensive to anybody? Stop acting as if the “protected” groups are more important than anyone else. They aren’t.
Who said protected groups are more important than anyone else? Do you find Indianapolis offensive? The Braves? Chiefs? Reds? Oklahoma? Any of those? Would you use them in a sentence with no reservation (ha) in 99% of circumstances?
Just curious, because we’re still trying to treat literally everything as equivalent to the word redskins, which, again, and again, everyone has admitted, no, they wouldn’t use it to refer to Native Americans.
There is a clear, discernible difference between a word you would say under any circumstance, and a word you wouldn’t say under some circumstances. Why is this so hard to comprehend.
Again, the name isn’t being taken away from the Redskins, only a level of trademark protection. They’re still free to call themselves anything they want.