Should the government get involved by saying the Washington Redskins name is "racist"?
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For my first round i will just say best of luck!
Please state your arguments!
First off I would like us to look up the definition of the word "Redskins"
Redskin in an American English dictionary is a slang word for a native american tribe, also defined with additional meanings as: "usually offensive", "disparaging", "insulting", and "taboo". Englishmen also used this word to define the skin color.
The reason the Chiefs,Indians, and Blackhawks aren't racist is because these are tribes. Not skin color. Redskin directly refers to skin color, leading to racism.
Say a sports team would want to be called the N-word, and they said it wasn't racist because there were teams named after black gangs and they are both connected since they both involved blacks. Would that be ok? Because if you put our situation next to this example it correlates directly.
I would like to ask my opponent to please explain why redskins isn't defined as "racist."
I would also ask my opponent to rebut my example if possible.
Now if we use something like the gay Jews in Germany then yeah it will be racist, I'll even admit it, but the Redskins name was dedicated to the players who were American Indians who had played for the football team. Now my main point to this argument is the fact that the name is not racist. The reason why I say this is because it's not, it's part of history just like our confederate flag was part of history, it's to honor Native Americans not bring them down.
The government however need to just stay out of it, they should have nothing to do with a professional football team that has a losing record. I mean if you want to change it at least let them start winning before you start scolding. They do need to keep there nose out of it because all they care about is race these days. Then if one person says there offended by it then they say yeah let's change the name that'll solve the problem. Everyone is entitled to there opinion here so best of luck to you and nice job getting your facts off of Wikipedia.
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