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02-13-2013, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
It's not the PC crowd it's the people themselves. Native Americans have spoken out against some of the name and logos because they are disrespectful.

Plus the US didn't nearly wipe out the entire Irish population after taking their country from them by force.
Asked if high school and college teams should stop using Indian nicknames, 81% of Native American respondents said no. As for pro sports, 83% of Native American respondents said teams should not stop using Indian nicknames, mascots, characters and symbols. Opinion is far more divided on reservations, yet a majority (67%) there said the usage by pro teams should not cease, while 32% said it should.
Activists want the name changed, while most of the actual people are indifferent. If I form a group and claim that the Fighting Irish is offensive to my heritage, should they have to change?

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