It is important because it affects the lives of many people. Denigrating people because of race or colour or creed has no place in modern history.
Although I refuse to be politically correct with the use of words which are after all just that words. Words such as black, white and gay are all words with long usage, they were never meant to be used as derogatory instruments. In this case the use of red is in conjunction with skin which denotes an inflamatory dig at a noble race of people, whose only crime in history was to defend its country from invasion. I hope you win the day with this battle.
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We are calling on ESPN to immediately update its Editorial Guidelines for Standards and Practices to ban the use of all racial slurs in the network's media coverage. ESPN reaches millions of people via "six domestic networks, a major magazine, a heavily trafficked website and some of most trafficked and downloaded mobile apps, and a national radio network with hundreds of affiliates" according…
The term "redskin" was originally used to describe the scalps of Native Americans, that were sold for profit by Bounty Hunters. These scalps were sold alongside animal skins therefore dehumanizing and disrespecting the Native American people. Once called the Boston Braves, the Redskins dawned the new name in 1933 when they joined the NFL and received a new coach William "Lone Star" Dietz. The…
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