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Ah, I see.
I don’t know about why the Choctaw identify as okla humma. I really don’t see why it’s relevant. The issue is the word redskin, not oklahoma or any other word that relates to Native Americans.
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>StateRed44 wrote:</div>
here is another, why would a tribal american (100% Navajo) high school use the mascot of Redskins?
And again, I don’t know, and don’t see why it’s relevant. We’re talking about the Redskins losing their trademark. Unless the high school team’s mascot is trademarked, I don’t see any double standard.
But, while we’re on the subject, most of your examples deal with what Native Americans call themselves. At this point, in this country, it’s generally well accepted that there are words that are offensive, or derogatory, when used by a person of a different race than the person it’s applied to. So again, it’s irrelevant what they call themselves.
If you don’t find these points relevant than to me you are saying it is not relevant whether it is really an offensive term or not.
Can you forget the trademark for a tic, that’s for the courts to decided. Do you want them to change the name or not? And why?