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Christine G
09-04-2013, 09:01 PM
Ian Campeau is from my reserve in Nipissing. He is a DJ from "A Tribe Called Red". He has gone to the Human Rights Commission over an offensive slur. Here in Ottawa and many places, sports teams have used the slur "Redskins" as their name.

I thought this was very interesting and should be shared. I remember in grade school we were told not to use the word "Eskimo" because it was racist and offensive. I heard it meant "savage/raw meat-eater" and found some sites that agree that it is derogatory and others that don't.

What do you think?

Does "Redskin" or "Eskimo" offend you?

Here is the link to the story:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/touch/story.html?id=8869222