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houstonwhodat 04-09-2013 01:08 PM

FCC Could Ban The Word "Redskins" From Radio & TV - Are The "Chiefs" Next?
 
These political correctness people are driving me nuts.

If they get their way concerning the Redskins perhaps they will go after the "Chiefs" next.

"WASHINGTON, D.C. (GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL) — The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] could effectively ban the use of the word "Redskins" by broadcasters, based upon a filing by several former FCC commissioners and other communication law experts, if the team's name isn't changed, according to a letter sent Friday to team owner Dan Snyder which concluded that using the word "Redskin" on the air is likely to be contrary to federal broadcast law because it constitutes an "indecency" if not an "obscenity."

The letter from former FCC chairman Reed Hundt and 11 other broadcast law experts says the R-word is the most derogatory name a Native American can be called, and is an "unequivocal racial slur" akin to the N-word. They liken the use of "Redskin" to an "obscenity," which is illegal on the public airwaves in any form, rather than simply an "indecency" which is restricted to certain times of the day."


http://www.ketknbc.com/news/fcc-coul...-from-tv-radio

http://rbr.com/fcc-could-ban-redskin...-radio-and-tv/

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...s-is-indecent/

L.A. Chieffan 04-09-2013 01:09 PM

Kansas City Kracka Killaz has a nice ring to it.

Marco Polo 04-09-2013 01:10 PM

This will probably turn to DC quickly, but if you study the culture of Native Americans, the "R-word" is offensive. It's just not well known.

Sorter 04-09-2013 01:10 PM

Probably not.

Dayze 04-09-2013 01:11 PM

yeah the word is offensive; almost as bad as killing them off their own land.

beach tribe 04-09-2013 01:13 PM

This will not happen. Never underestimate the power of Billion$.

Pawnmower 04-09-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

“As the Washington Post’s Mike Wise pointed out, ‘America wouldn’t stand for a team called the Blackskins — or the Mandingos, the Brothers, the Yellowskins, insert your ethnic minority here.’”
The Compton Mandingos?

The Boston Bad Ass Brothers?

houstonwhodat 04-09-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ponderception (Post 9571378)
Probably not.


They might leave the word "Chiefs" alone since it doesn't refer to skin color.

But it does refer to a culture stereotype so who knows.

Give em an inch they will take a mile.

CrazyPhuD 04-09-2013 01:13 PM

So what does that mean for the future of the New Mexico person of Hispanic heritages of the UFL????

beach tribe 04-09-2013 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrazyPhuD (Post 9571392)
So what does that mean for the future of the New Mexico person of Hispanic heritages of the UFL????

You mean the grounds keepers?:evil:

KC Tattoo 04-09-2013 01:16 PM

Should have named em ENJUNS pronounced engines.

CrazyPhuD 04-09-2013 01:16 PM

BTW aren't the Green Bay Packers a slander against gays?????

Pawnmower 04-09-2013 01:17 PM

omg viking is a racist depiction of whites

ThatRaceCardGuy 04-09-2013 01:17 PM

If you're not Native American you should probably stop bitching crying and moaning (same thing you're complaining about) about a word which NativeAmericans find offensive. What's more important here? Your right to hear a word thats offensive to Native Americans or their right to end the use of a word that's offensive to them. Maybe if you took the time to research the history of the word and less time creating threads how YOU'RE OFFENDED BY NATIVE AMERICANS BEING OFFENDED..maybe you'll learn something.

mr. tegu 04-09-2013 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houstonwhodat (Post 9571389)
They might leave the word "Chiefs" alone since it doesn't refer to skin color.

But it does refer to a culture stereotype so who knows.

Give em an inch they will take a mile.

Stereotype? :spock:


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