Yesterday, 05:24 AM
This was also once very popular and well recognized.
Ironically I was going to put up a parody of the Cleveland Indians, which was the Birmingham n*ggers, but the SJW autocensor at RPF wouldn't allow it. :p If you're so against political correctness why aren't you complaining about that? :confused: I agree that the name Redskins is offensive. And people are arguing about that too. Now here's something about free speech you and others don't seem to get. You have the right to say redskin or n*gger (well...you can't say n*gger at RPF apparently), use logos that others find offensive whether it is chief Whapahoo or some blackface minstrel, and I have a right to say I don't like it if I don't like it and the free market can decide the outcome. True personal story. When I was at an overwhelming majority white high school in the 1980s, the confederate flag was very popular. Being greatly outnumbered I decided to make peace with what they called their "Southern Heritage." Once one of my friends even said "I know it would have been bad for you...but we could have won the war if.." :rolleyes: I was also a major computer geek at the time. Once in the computer lab I saw another boy using a graphics program to draw a swastika. I was like "Why the hell are you doing that?" His response? "My ancestors are German. This is part of my heritage." I started to respond, then realized how stupid it was for me to be upset about a symbol that was used in the oppression of Jews (and yes I know that originally the swastika is a Buddhist symbol), while I gave the confederate flag a pass. Now I don't go around railing against the confederate flag (or the swastika for that matter) but I understand the rationale behind those that do and defend their first amendment right to express their viewpoint. Same with the Cleveland Indians logo. It's obvious why some people find it offensive. The Minnesota Vikings logo was not designed to be something to be laughed at. The Cleveland Indians logo was clearly designed to be something to be laughed at just like blackface was designed to be something to be laughed at.
And just to show I'm not an SJW, here's a version of the Birmingham N*ggers that will get through RPF's SJW autocensor. Be sure and download it, make a t-shirt of it, and where it proudly through South Central LA to show how anti SJW you are.