Washington Redskins Name Change Feb 20, 2013 2:41:22 GMT -5
Post by rey713 on Feb 20, 2013 2:41:22 GMT -5
Of course you don't, you didn't grow up with the same prejudice and insults that they did. And you wouldn't have came across the amount that most natives do over night. You have to remember it's not only what the name is, but what the name represented, and still represents to them. You can't say something like that, because it's pointless. If you weren't raised in a traditional way, or treated like a true native american all your life, then you wouldn't understand the same point of view.
Great point. Another example that the "younger generations" are trivializing terms/expressions that weren't acceptable to say casually.
Like African-Americans using "nigga" in rap music, and the term being used left and right by people usually 30 and under (who didn't live during the segregation eras) because of it. I'll admit that I'm part of the younger generation, but I'm also not ignorant. I don't use anything that remotely sounds like a racial slur because I think it degrades the quality of our society.
If Native Americans feel offended by the term because of what it represents, or sounds like a slur, then they are entitled to strongly voice their opinion.