Originally Posted by DenverDynamite
That was my point though, most people, myself and clearly you as well wouldn't feel comfortable doing it because you'd get your ass kicked. What does that say about the name itself then?
No, that is not the point. My rebuttal was to go into a bar all angry and say anything. No one ever yells, "Redskin" but if you go in all pissed off, of course they will be taking it in a derogatory way. Go in there and call the Indians "Mongals" or make up a word and yell "Damn Daboodles" and see what happens. Probably the same thing.
If this wasn't an issue right now (and really it isn't except media picks up on the small minority), most wouldn't know about the word except it is a football team name.