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Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 03:33:58


[REGL] Pooh 
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They will now be known as the Ohio Indians.


What is your favorite one-liner?
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 04:44:40


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Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 04:45:49


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I haven't slept for 10 days...

... because that would be too long.

-Mitch Hedberg
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 05:18:04

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Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 14:22:32


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I am no native american, but I would think Indians is not as big of a deal as Redskins is (an actual racial slur). I know my school (Central Michigan) got permission from the Chippewa Indians tribe to keep using their name. But they have the flying "C" shown in my avatar, they don't use a picture of an Indian, and they don't have an Indian mascot like Florida State and some other schools.
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 16:52:40


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Well first Chris, you maybe should have read the posts in the thread :P

But of a serious note, pretty much every professional team that has names referencing Native Americans has had some sort of ceremonious blessing from the local natives that they're referencing. From what I know (I'm native, but only slightly), most Native Americans aren't offended in the least bit. If you wanted to change the names of these teams, would you also change the "Fighting Irish" which has a mascot of a drunken leprechaun? Being respectful is one thing, but getting upset about something that's not even supposed to be offensive in the first place is a waste of time and air.
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 16:57:33

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EagleBlast,
NCAA actually now requires tribal approval before such names can be used. Florida got approval from the Seminole tribe while North Dakota failed to get approval from one Sioux tribe and as such have to change their name.
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 17:42:30


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Eastern Michigan changed from Hurons to Eagles also a while ago.

And no, I did not read those links.
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/19/2013 17:46:46


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And Back to the jokes:

Make a fire for a man, he'll be warm for the night.

Set fire to a man, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/20/2013 00:08:07


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What you got against cleveland?????????

Im native American by the way lol i take no offense

Edited 9/20/2013 00:21:51
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/20/2013 00:40:40


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I thought we were moving back to American Indians since a lot of tribes prefer that over native americans...
Cleveland Indians Switching to Less Offensive Name: 9/20/2013 03:11:17


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I myself dislike the term "Indian" because it's inaccurate, but if someone says it, I won't be offended, it's just that the word is stupid because Indians are from India and people should have started using the updated terms along time ago. But alot of the older Native-Americans call themselves "Indian" because it's what they've been so used to, so yeah :L
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