November 27, 2016

Generation Trudeau sound off on Ottawa “Redblacks” name: “Can’t they be called the Beavers?”

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

The 104th Grey Cup kicks off in Toronto on Sunday featuring the Calgary Stampeders against the Redblacks. But could that Ottawa team name be culturally inappropriate and downright offensive to Aboriginals and Africans?

I check in with members of Generation Trudeau on the University of Toronto campus to see whether they agree with the native and black groups that are campaigning against the use of the Redblacks name.

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commented 2016-11-29 11:52:31 -0500
May I humbly suggest the Magenta Chartreuses…….the only drawback is that they would have to launder their jerseys and pants in separate loads or everything would come out fucia……:-)
commented 2016-11-28 18:32:27 -0500
Rebelation

It does but with respect to labourers working in the lumber industry. Consequently, the colours would still offend these spoiled students, because the colours mean hard core work.

Written as one one who got his soft teacher landing through hard core saw-mill town labour, non-union (preferred) and union.
commented 2016-11-28 18:15:17 -0500
Well that’s funny, I thought it was in reference to the colours of their uniform!!
commented 2016-11-28 18:15:17 -0500
Well that’s funny, I thought it was in reference to the colours of their uniform!!
commented 2016-11-28 14:37:38 -0500
Until universities get rid of Marxist academics they should receive no funding. We should consider draining that swamp as all it produces are bottom feeding,scum sucking socially twisted soldiers for the cause. These kids will be the leaders of tomorrow and will be the end of Canada. If Justin doesn’t finish it off first. Barf!!!!

It really did my heart good to see and hear Justin man bun being booed by so many ticked off Canadians. I hope his mommy has to put him down for a nap with his blankie. He needs to know how many people revile him.

The Redblacks does seem like a stupid name, but changing names because of some perceived idiotic cultural appropriation or insult to a race, is too stupid.
commented 2016-11-28 14:15:01 -0500
Another loss for Alberta. As my hero to the south Trump would say " What a bunch of LOSERS!" After my nine year reign of propping up this landlocked tarsands pit I will not be held responsible for this ineptitude. Maybe instead of whining about what children at East Coast universities are thinking, we should pull yourselves up by our bootstraps come up with some solutions. Moving to Ontario and getting on the welfare will only work for so long. Time to grow a pair Alberta!
commented 2016-11-28 14:10:58 -0500
Wouldn’t the name Beavers further enforce white male misogyny and privilege?
commented 2016-11-28 13:52:36 -0500
It’s quite sad to see how brainwashed and downright pathetic these kids are. By their logic – The colour red can no longer be called red and the “colour” black can no longer be called black. They are the names of COLOURS. It is only in their own minds where the conflation and leap to SKIN colour happens. It is now the lens that everything is viewed through through. They are programmed to look for it everywhere, all the time.
Yeah – Menzoid was baiting them of course, but not one of them had the ability to see it any other way. How scary is that?
commented 2016-11-28 11:14:25 -0500
BS BS BS Nothing to do with culture or racism . The name REDBLACKS ? Just a stupid bloody name for a football team , especially one representing our capitol . When I first heard of the naming I thought a bunch of people couldn’t make up their minds and just threw in some gibberish words and then said “there we are done with it”.
commented 2016-11-28 11:07:30 -0500
Just be grateful they opted against their first choice being the yellow browns avoiding any potential potty humor.( OK I confess I totally made that up).
commented 2016-11-28 10:19:01 -0500
Ethan, Comparing Ezra to Adolph and his band of thugs? Grow up kid and stop being a horses ass. Have I insulted any horses out there?
commented 2016-11-28 09:56:16 -0500
Being a Stamp fan, I take great offence at the RedBlacks, and believe they should not have existed in the first place. Because of them, I have to withdraw into my safe space today and whine. Unfortunately, I am of the wrong generation to know how and have to go back to my generational approach to not getting what I wanted by saying:

Congratulations Red Blacks and fans, A very well deserved win.
commented 2016-11-28 08:49:26 -0500
but PLEASE, DON’T change the name of the Chicago Black Cocks; I find that hilarious
commented 2016-11-27 23:56:08 -0500
You know what’s offensive? It’s those stupid students who are offended by everything. If they think REDBLACKS is not culturally acceptable for a CFL team name, then they had better look at themselves first for even associating the word red with natives & the word black with africans. While they’re so busy branding themselves politically correct, they are the biggest hypocrites. Bunch of sniveling brats still wet behind the ears, who should seriously think of growing up & dealing with the real world.
commented 2016-11-27 22:16:02 -0500
I Love the Beaver name….Reminds me of when I was in school my buddy and I tried to get as many Beavers as possible…We went after Quality Beavers, we liked the thinner ones and a real sucker for Blonde Beaver ..

Furthermore, The rage then was Hairless Beavers, now I hear its Extremely Hairy Musky Beavers.. So, NO as the brainiac University students of today think Beaver is a great non offensive name lol .. They are right, doesn’t offend me, but some might be….

Oh lefty nut jobs at its best, better find a Safe Space to enjoy that Beaver.
commented 2016-11-27 21:53:58 -0500
I find it’s all going too far with the names that should be changed. The word red is not the property of natives and the word black is neither the property of black people. The Redblack team can change their name themselves when the need arises not because of external influences and " how it looks like".
commented 2016-11-27 21:12:55 -0500
MrCuk did you like Castro? Because he did everything and more that you are accusing the Rebel of doing.
commented 2016-11-27 21:12:01 -0500
Ethan Justin just glorified a murderous dictator, why not criticize Justin?
commented 2016-11-27 21:10:07 -0500
MrCuk Jim Hockey is right , and your claims are not based in reality. You are playing the race card as you have no real argument against the Rebel. Legitimate criticism is not racism, and the Rebel and others here have no problem with them bringing in actual refugees.
commented 2016-11-27 21:08:13 -0500
Ethan the left wing media is doing that, Rebel does not say everyone of those people is bad, and they never will. And who exactly anointed you or Mr cuk as the ones who decide what is acceptable criticism and what is not?
commented 2016-11-27 20:25:49 -0500
“An indigenous studies major”…. what kind of useless crap are they teaching in universities?!

The world has enough baristas.
commented 2016-11-27 20:22:42 -0500
Ethan Maccullouch

I followed the one link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6-bi3jlxk

It shows some kind of Nazi nut jobs, but how does this make, apparently Manzies and the Rebel, some of it’s founders?

To quote a Forrest Gump line, “Are you stupid or what?”

At least try a bad photo shop job of inserting Rebel staff in into the video so the rest of the population on your i.q. part of the bell curve can succumb.

Also, tone down on the swearing.

If I came screaming into your face “F and F and F and F” you’d think I was a psycho nut job."

But if I said, "Sorry but I have to disagree with you on this, that, and that. Can you show me where I’m wrong? ANYBODY would think, “Okay. I can talk to this guy.”

So…

Please show us examples where “Ezra Levant has openly opposed a growing population of people with lineage in the continents of Africa and Asia. He routinely stereotypes and dehumanizes them as dogmatic savages and animals.” and provide sources so we are able to determine if they are accurate and reliable.

And not just someone’s opinion.
commented 2016-11-27 20:06:15 -0500
Looks like the “beavers” are chewing the stamps an new one
commented 2016-11-27 20:04:01 -0500
LOL… “Beavers” is highly offensive to feminists and considered very sexist.
commented 2016-11-27 19:59:35 -0500
The Montreal Canadiens………. do they mean all Canadians play hockey………… I do not so I think they should change their name. The Boston Red Sox……….. WHAT…. change that. The Blue Bombers………..do they want to glorify wars; change that name. The Ottawa Beavers; has sexual connotations!!!! University Of Toronto……….. whoa…..“University”… is it not a seat of higher learning??//// ; from the comments I heard please change that name.
commented 2016-11-27 19:58:14 -0500
I’m more embarrassed than offended at the lack of imagination that is being used to represent a professional sports team and of course our culturally hyper sensitive segment of the population is eager to pounce, to right the perception of injustice even if they have no clue what the colors refer to. But to name a team after a color? How lame is that? A more appropriate name would be the Ottawa lame wads. Today’s snore fest was brought to you by the number 0 and by the letter ZZZZ.
commented 2016-11-27 19:57:35 -0500
You are greatly misguided Ethan, though it is refreshing to see that you will use your own name instead of something that is vulgar and offensive. For that I thank you, but you are wasting your breath, you will not find naïve uneducated youngsters on this site. Many are as I am, well educated and well versed, traveled life’s road longer than we care to admit in some cases.

You lose credibility the moment you use the word fuck or calling everyone who disagrees with your point of view a fascist or refer to them as a Nazi or that of using Nazi tactics.

The left (Democrats/Liberals) have used that word to death and are in fact closer in deed and action to that of the Nazis. There is much archived evidence to this, both in university libraries as well of course the internet. Now too this is clearly evidenced by the rioting in the streets by the democrats over Trump’s win. Burning effigies, setting things on fire, trashing neighborhoods – a Nazi tactic used by the rioters angered over Trump’s win. Disrupting university classes – a Nazi tactic that is now used by SJWs. There is no alt-right or alt-left or neo whatever and so on as you claim. Those are a modern invention just as the numerous genders now created – justification, a means of effort and labeling to control the populace, plus side it makes it sound impressive ergo you have an edge over the uneducated. “Social Justice is not a left wing cause” only partly correct there, it was a noble sentiment once upon a time shared by many, but the SJWs have hijacked most causes and made a mockery of them. They are willing to throw women under the bus in order not offend a particular religion, they are willing to overlook the blatant hypocrisy in their own ranks. The last TRUE social justice fighters in North America were The Suffragettes.

So no offense meant but frankly Ethan, go play in the middle of the 401, that will get you more attention than blogging on this site.
commented 2016-11-27 19:39:39 -0500
What about Black Friday Mr. FU U A sole
commented 2016-11-27 19:36:36 -0500
Ahhh, so Ethan MacCullough is “MRFUKFUK FUKYU

That explains everything.

Ethan, social justice is not what people here react negatively to.

They react to people like you making up “social injustices” where none exist and then viciously attack (verbally mostly but at time physically sometimes) anyone who does not agree with you.

They react to you attempting to silence them because you do not agree with them.

They react to your dictatorial “Do as I tell you to do” attitude while you and people like you insult them.

You, Ethan MacCullough, are the fascist, not the regulars at The Rebel nor the staff of The Rebel.
commented 2016-11-27 19:28:40 -0500
“Can’t they be called the beavers?”

No. Because the Prime Mincer’s mother and football just don’t mix.