Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do not.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acted on a 1946 law banning trademarks that “may disparage” persons. “May” gives the agency latitude to disregard evidence regarding how many people actually feel disparaged or feel that others should feel disparaged. Blackhorse speaks of “the majority of Native American people who have spoken out on this.” This would seem implausible even if a 2004 poll had not found that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the Redskins’ name. A 2013 AP-GfK poll showed that 79 percent of Americans of all ethnicities opposed changing it, and just 18 percent of “nonwhite football fans” favored changing it.
The federal agency acted in the absence of general or Native American revulsion about “Redskins,” and probably because of this absence. Are the Americans who are paying attention to this controversy comfortable with government saying, in effect, that if people are not offended, they should be, so government must decide what uses of language should be punished?
BuryMeInBurgundyAndGold: still needs to be fired nack, you are going to lose like that more then you get lucky and win like we did tonight.
Oct 21, 2018 18:40:03 GMT -5
southskin: We're 4-2, bury. Can we give we give it a rest for a week? Some of y'all continue to predict doom, but we keep on winning.
Oct 21, 2018 18:42:42 GMT -5
southskin: How's meddle 1-5 thread is going? Ha! Meddle is a joke!
Oct 21, 2018 18:43:02 GMT -5
griff57: Game balls....AP and Bibbs on Offense..The whole defense!
Oct 21, 2018 18:43:30 GMT -5
southskin: Meddle might get blasted by me on the forum if he shows up with more of his BS
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:31 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: When we were sitting 2-2, I told every one that we had 4 very winnable games coming up. All i got was we've never beaten Cam or Dak. Well, cross those off the bucket list.
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:36 GMT -5
cooley47: Game ball to Tandler’s wife; good move Skins
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:46 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: That's cool.
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:07 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: Hope she buries him with that one.
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:21 GMT -5
griff57: Yes...we win for Tandler today!
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:48 GMT -5
dancingbear: the defense nearly out TD'd the offense in the redzone
Oct 21, 2018 18:47:14 GMT -5
southskin: I think this offenders may start to click doing the latter part of the season.
Oct 21, 2018 18:53:36 GMT -5
RUsknFan: I think few teams win both of these games with the guys we had out.
Oct 21, 2018 18:54:14 GMT -5
RUsknFan: It would be like KC beating Cinci and Baltimore back to back without Hill, Hunt, and Kelce.
Oct 21, 2018 18:54:35 GMT -5
southskin: Chris Spielhman said today.... It's tough for most teams to win with multiple starters out.
Oct 21, 2018 18:55:12 GMT -5
southskin: He said that during the Vikings/Jets game, as the Jets had several starters out today.
Oct 21, 2018 18:56:02 GMT -5
raypetty: We were fortunate tonight but I'll take the win. No penalty the game would have been tied. Way to go D you played your hearts out! Nice game by AP too. Doctson show more today than at any time during his tenure here.
Oct 21, 2018 19:02:27 GMT -5
skinsjunkie46: Well credit to whomever you want. Special teams also stepped up today
Oct 21, 2018 19:23:01 GMT -5