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Have you thought it’s because “redskins” was never ever widely used as a derogatory term?
I see you used the word ‘widely’, which implies it was used as a derogatory term.
If it was derogatory why does a tribal american high school use the term?
Dunno, did they lose their trademark too?
Can you find me any instance from all history where a purposely derogatory name was used for a mascot?
I’m absolutely positive that no one has ever chosen a mascot to be derogatory. Actually, that’s not true, there were the Fightin’ Whities for a while…..but still, the point isn’t, was it chosen to be derogatory. The point is, is it considered derogatory? Since no one would use it to refer to a Native American, I can only assume that yes, it can be considered derogatory, and therefore not trademarkable term.