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10-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
You know what a redskin is, right?
I feel the urge to watch the movie PCU again.

The connotative meaning of words changes over time and IMHO the derogatory meaning of the word has long passed. I moved for the last time to the NOVA area in '82. Even at that young age I thought the name represented not just a NFL football club (my favorite sport at the time) but was a word symbolizing the powerful nature and romantic/tragic view into history and dealing with american indians. I had no idea until the later 90s (off the top of my head) when the legal opposition started trickling out. I also recognize being on the East Coast one is simply not confronted with american indians as compared to the other parts of the country where they are part of the social fabric. Not sure if this is a east coast ignorance or not now thinking about. I guess the last thing I would say that for Redskins fan there is absolutely no negative connotative or derogatory nature of that word.

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