Saturday, July 30, 2005

More Indian Nickname Intolerance

From, via GOP3.COM, the story of one John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University who is trying to bully broadcast stations to quit using the “Redskins” nickname for the Washington sports team:
John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, sent registered letters “styled as a legal notice” to four D.C. area television stations warning them to limit their use of the term Redskins “or risk a legal challenge to their broadcasting licenses.”

Of course, what’s offensive is in the eye of the beholder. What bothers Banzhaf and some Native Americans doesn’t bother other people. If he doesn’t like the name “Redskins,” he doesn’t have to buy their “offensive” merchandise. He doesn’t have to attend their games or watch them on TV. And he’s always free to root for the Cowboys.

But that’s what’s frightening. This potential legal action isn’t aimed at the people Banzhaf claims are offending him. Rather, he’s challenging others, warning them that if they even dare to speak a word he finds offensive, he’ll attempt to put them out of business. And he’s not subtle about his threat. “Broadcast stations whose licenses are challenged often face a major and very expensive legal battle,” he notes in a news release.
It’s not news that in the Newspeak of the politically correct liberals, “tolerance” means “if you say something we disagree with, we will punish you.”

And here’s the kicker: when you actually ask a national sample of American Indians what they think of the nickname “Redskins” 90% percent said they don’t mind it.

But of course, they don’t count.

The only minorities who count are those who agree with white liberals and leftists.


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