azwfan wrote:So 10% of the population is offended and you don't think you should change it? Of course you should. Why would you want to offend 10% of a population? LOL
The tomahawk chop is offensive (and more so just plain idiotic) to more than just Seminoles. If they took the stupid war chant and the chop out, it wouldn't be nearly as offensive - as I think I said originally (?). But just as a whole, naming a team after native tribes is just flat out dumb regardless of how many people are offended. Not sure why this is even a question.
Perhaps if you disagree, you can start a petition for our favorite basketball team to rename to the San Francisco Chinese. Our logo can be a picture of 2 chop sticks holding a dumpling, and when we want to get the crowd going we can have everyone grab their over-sized chop sticks and start signing some nonsensical stereotypical Chinese sounding chant. This is all in honor of the Chinese immigrants though so its all good. Ooooorrr...
We can leave well enough alone and use generic names or animal names that are specific to the area, offend no one and get back to sports. Hmm
A much higher % of the population than 10% is offended by the President (no matter who the president is), they should be cancelled?
The tomohawk chop is demeaning, I didn't say anything in support of it.
What if, in a team's history, it was made up of members of the tribe? Is it okay to keep the name then, even if there are no longer any members on the team?
So, what is the number we are allowed to have dislike something and not change it? We have an example that 10% against is enough for you to get rid of anything that offends 10% ... is 5% enough to do it? 1%? 1 person?
The 49ers, Packers, Steelers, Pirates, Buccaneers, Lakers, 76ers, etc are not named after animals and are not "generic" should they therefore be changed?
Redskins should be changed, the demeaning logos and chants should be discontinued, but fundamentally we can't do away with everything that offends anyone.
The speed limit offends me, and based on the speeds I see on the highway and around town it offends a large portion of the population, let's get rid of it!
If you want to have an honest discussion, i'm all for it, but I'm not going to engage with nonsense.
If you are actually
offended by the speed limit you can lobby lawmakers. But you and I both know, you aren't offended by it.
If you are offended by the president, you can vote for his opponent in the next election and campaign against him.
If you are offended by a team name, you can let your opinion be known and not buy any merchandise (which is what is going on).
But you know all of this, so you are just cluttering up the conversation with nonsense just to be contrary, and maybe it makes you feel smart - but it sure doesn't make you look it.