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Old 09-16-2021, 04:57 AM   #1
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Squaw Valley has been renamed Palisades Tahoe

In February 1960, the Olympic Winter Games were held in Squaw Valley, a winter sports resort in California in the United States of America.

Now, in September 2021, the name of the skiing resort has been renamed Palisades Tahoe, as the term "Squaw" has been considered sexist and racial against women of Native American tribes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58563002


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Old 09-16-2021, 08:36 AM   #2
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Well the word has been a slur for a long, long time, so I'm surprised it didn't happen a couple decades ago. I'm sure some will find it another opportunity to get upset over "social justice," liberals changing things, or whatnot, but really... anyone who has zero connection to it and would have probably never visited can get over themselves.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:52 PM   #3
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:07 AM   #4
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WTF is a Squaw? A slur for what? Whore I'm guessing?

It's getting to the point I actually need this **** explained to me so I can see how it's 'problematic'.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:43 AM   #5
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It has been a slur against Native women forever, not at all anything new, where have you been.
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:27 AM   #6
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It has been a slur against Native women forever, not at all anything new, where have you been.
Never having met a Native American and never having even heard the word, idk. Not really anything that has ever reached by doorstep unlike other slurs where people built careers using it on every other verse if ever song.
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:34 PM   #7
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Well, since we're going all-in on the ridiculousness... Black House when?
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:40 PM   #8
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Yes, doing that with names of things with colors in them that were never associated with human skin tones is ridiculous and a bit of a stretch, unlike this particular topic.

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Never having met a Native American and never having even heard the word, idk.
Huh. To be fair, I guess it supposedly originated with a word from a northeast tribe (or an English corruption of a word), so maybe it was still less heard about in other regions years ago. Assuming you aren't in this region.

I remember hearing about that word back in the day as a kid, not in use locally, but probably just through similar sources that got the message across that the "black face" thing was likewise cringy and messed up.


Side note... powwows open to the public are fun and make a fun family (or friend) day trip if you can catch one within driving distance.

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Well, since we're going all-in on the ridiculousness... Black House when?
Black and White House whenever Hogan wins the presidency, playing the nWo music as he's inaugurated, BROTHERRR!!
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Yes, doing that with names of things with colors in them that were never associated with human skin tones is ridiculous and a bit of a stretch, unlike this particular topic.
cancel culture IS STILL cancel culture. why does this only bother you now?

woke liberal leftards are destroying America one small step at a time.
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cancel culture IS STILL cancel culture. why does this only bother you now?

woke liberal leftards are destroying America one small step at a time.
It's what they call 'making a difference' and 'being on the right side of history'.
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Old 09-17-2021, 05:50 PM   #12
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cancel culture IS STILL cancel culture. why does this only bother you now?

woke liberal leftards are destroying America one small step at a time.
Because racist and sexist bulls*** is still racist and sexist bulls*** and has always been racist and sexist bulls*** no matter how long something has allowed to be a thing nor how long you lived life not knowing about it nor caring about the name of that place.
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Yes, doing that with names of things with colors in them that were never associated with human skin tones is ridiculous and a bit of a stretch, unlike this particular topic.
That's the point. All of it is ridiculous and (more than) a bit of a stretch. No amount of renaming is going to erase all the bad things settlers and Natives did to each other, and it certainly won't ease any of the lingering tensions between them. This is just the usual suspects paying lip service so they'll look good for the cameras. All flash, no substance. Gimme a break. You can't erase the past, but you can sure as hell and might as well learn from it.

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Assuming the place is still standing by the time the next election rolls around.
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:34 PM   #14
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It has been a slur against Native women forever, not at all anything new, where have you been.
I have an uncle, an aunt and a best friend who are all Native Americans and I spent some time on a reservation near the Florida everglades and never heard of this word till now.
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I have an uncle, an aunt and a best friend who are all Native Americans and I spent some time on a reservation near the Florida everglades and never heard of this word till now.
Actual racists know all the best slurs. They make like the Batsignal and project.
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I confess I'm a bit perplexed at the recent kowtowing to Native American/American Indian feelings.

There's like seven of them left, must we enact sweeping changes every time one of them is offended?

Bad enough I can't watch "Major League" anymore without it feeling somehow "dirty".
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I mean, unless all of us pack up and invade some other country leaving the Natives to slowly repopulate, there's really no point.

It reminds us of the 'colonizer' slur, because literally ALL of us (in America) are. I know they're trying to make this into a white slur but I sure don't see all of the POC packing up to return to their country of origin either.
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I think Bioshock Infinite was the first time I heard of this word. Skip to 5:42.
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I think Bioshock Infinite was the first time I heard of this word. Skip to 5:42.
That is such a goddamn good game.
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I mean, unless all of us pack up and invade some other country leaving the Natives to slowly repopulate, there's really no point.

It reminds us of the 'colonizer' slur, because literally ALL of us (in America) are. I know they're trying to make this into a white slur but I sure don't see all of the POC packing up to return to their country of origin either.
Reminds me of some Brazilians online giving Portugal **** for colonising Brazil and slaughtering its native population... and then you look at the names of said Brazilians and they have super Portuguese names like António Silva. So they descend from Portuguese colonisers and yet hate Portugal?
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