http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a29318/r*dskin-name-update/ Below is an excerpt from The Daily Republican newspaper in Winona, Minnesota from : (Sept. 24, 1863)
“The State reward for dead Indians has been increased to $200 for every r*d-skin
sent to Purgatory. This sum is more than the dead bodies of all the Indians east of the Red River are worth.”
WOW even this ONE reference alone clearly makes the use of this slur racist.
I am sick of the stupid racist comments & pathetic defenses of this utter garbage. Black people CAN use the “N” word, I can’t. It is the ONLY reason that term remains. (which I think is alot of brains being manipulated to keep the term alive and kicking because if “they” use it, it must have some MERIT, RIGHT? For me, it’s just another white man manipulation to mentally and emotionally hold another person of color down.It is, after all, a slave term as best as I can discover. “In the colonial America of 1619, John Rolfe used negars in describing the African slaves shipped to the Virginia colony.[3“
“No matter what its origins, by the early 1800s, it was firmly established as a derogative name. In the 21st century, it remains a principal term of White racism,’
You are free to do as you wish but there is no doubt in my mind it is a destructive negative word that buys into the whole white man, white power structure as does the oligarchy commits by tricking you into calling your beautiful and powerful women B*tches & H*s.
Imagine a major sport team being called “THE N*GGERS”?(BTW I tried eliminating using the words as much as I possibly thought I could)
Exactly, didn’t START out that way perhaps but what is it NOW? That’s the right question.
So we can now align it with EQUAL disgust as the “N” word.
To me, it is as simple as if people are offended by the Name, don;t use it. If folks offended by their team being named “CANDY” change the name, who cares? The team, supposedly, belongs to the people and is supposed to be fun, even if they pay little to no taxes and are constantly asking us for bond money to pay for their stadiums. Even if the sport causes as much damage as a modern day sanitized version of the roman coliseum.
It is just more of rich man VS poor man getting us to sacrifice our bodies for their pleasure and to line their pockets. Think of colleges that make millions from their players while giving them an education that should be free in the first place. Lets be honest, colleges are nothing more than a training ground for the NFL, these kids are used and abused and who cares? Give me, give me, mine… mine… mine… and who cares about you?
So in that sense, are these folks naming a sports team in a very derogatory term, a surprise? Nope, not a surprise, but STILL unacceptable.
It does leave one to question we get why so many people are offended by it, by why in Gods (or in anybody’s name for that matter) are they so ATTACHED to it? It seems weird & demented, cruel & abusiv and further in NEED of some serious psycho analysis. Why, oh why, do THEY value the name THAT much? It is beyond my comprehension but then again I am not a pyschiatrist.
Am I mightier than thou? Oh, sadly, no. Tragically (for me) I am not.
And If you think I’m being pc let me assuage your fears we are banned & censored in every state in the union and quietly barred from every comic convention in the world. And we all know THIS is NOT to HELP. We are VERY unpopular with the 1% and their cronies, they don’t like our “politics” our stance on women and minorities and how we “consistently embarrass & make them look bad”.
Our stance on being environmentally responsible, unlike them, refusing to use lead & PVC in the making of any toys, t-shirts, magazines etc or using slave labor or having brown colored people being exploited for their own profit does not make us any more likable with them (a practice which would slash our costs over 60% & increase our profits just as much).
We ‘-make you look bad”, really? or do you just make yourself look bad? If you are embarrassed maybe that is a message from YOUR conscience that its time for you to change; as for Me? I am sticking with my morals. Oh, not that I am right about everything, but I damn well try to educate myself and do the right thing, and CORRECT my mistakes which there are plenty including my completely crap, no excuse for and I deeply regret insensitive and harmful use of The “s’ word. It was a nickname I was given in the gym, and was coupled with beast & I foolishly and ignorantly accepted.
I have deleted the account but it was since hacked and taken over-then I got it back-but so far can’t re-delete it. I have contacted Twitter but gotten no response. Still trying to fix it as we speak & WON’T STOP TILL I DO.
Still, it doesnt matter. My fault. I got it wrong. I HAVE to eat it.
I am sorry to everyone, especially my American Indian friends– whom I treasure.
But that’s me, Mr. Hart, Washintgon & The NFL. For you, it must be to realize that the use of this spiteful, sick and demented word is analogous to calling the new LA football team “THE LOS ANGELES N*GGERS”—Yup, now imagine that?
Who the hell would put up with that Mr. Hart, or the NFL or Washington or African Americans? I don’t believe you, not for a fraction of a second. Everyone would be as angry as they could possibly be and it would NEVER stand, not for a moment, nor should it.
Have some dignity, have some class, we have abused these beautiful, brutally opressed people for way too long and it is high time we start building bridges and have the guts and the moral courage to apologize. I was wrong and you are wrong.
Mr. Trump is incorrect pretending NOT saying sorry shows strength and doesn’t show humanity, doesn’t take courage and doesn’t show dignity–and more simply doesn’t show a conscience. It’s ok to make mistakes-(I am incredibly embarassed at my own-and should be) but say you’re sorry, take action, fix it, make amends. For crying out loud, as Spike Lee said; “ Do the right thing.”
Now Washington & Kevin Hart its YOUR MOVE.
And ask yourself why is it SO (SO being the operative word)important to hang onto such a disgusting racist evil term?
Imagine doing a nation wide search for a new name? Think of the good will, think of the publicity. It’s a winner.
Moral high ground and increased revenue.