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Lake Tahoe ski resort changes name to remove racist and misogynistic slur

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Gee, I wonder how "squaw" magically morphed from it's meaning being 'woman'  into it meaning 'misogynistic' and 'racist'. 🤔

Lake Tahoe ski resort changes name to remove racist and misogynistic slur (msn.com)

A popular ski resort at California’s Lake Tahoe has changed its name to remove a racist and misogynistic slur after consultations with local Indigenous groups.

The resort, known as Squaw Valley since 1949, will be called Palisades Tahoe, the business announced on Monday.

“More than one year ago, we came to the conclusion that it was time to change our name. The reasons were clear – the old name was derogatory and offensive,” the resort said in a statement. “It did not stand for who we are or what we represent. And we could not in good conscience continue to use it.”

Indigenous nations in California had long asked for a name change before the resort, which was a host site for the 1960 Winter Olympics, officially announced its plans last year. Derived from the Algonquin language, the word “squaw” is believed to have once meant “woman”, but it morphed into a misogynistic and racist term used to disparage Indigenous women.

 

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Biden will allow you to say squaw but you need to submit to a government vaccination shot

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Waiting for Mohegan sun to change the name of their casino.

It is too close to Meghan McCain

The name taHOE is also offensive. Please change it

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Tahoe is also an Indian werd.  Need to remove that also.  :mad:

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When people ask "why now?" explain that: Through communication and education American Indian people have come to understand the derogatory meaning of the word.

It's a good thing white libs taught them that the term is derogatory.  They may never have known. :lol: 

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33 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

 

It's a good thing white libs taught them that the term is derogatory.  They may never have known. :lol: 

White liberals account for 98% of the derogatory words in the country.

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Shame.  I have been skiing there for over 45 yrs.  Never heard it used in any derogatory fashion.

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3 hours ago, NorthernVike said:

Tahoe is also an Indian werd.  Need to remove that also.  :mad:

Also, "lake" is an english word, so that needs to be changed to a native people's word to properly represent them.

oka means water in choctaw so maybe "vacation water oka"

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7 hours ago, JustinCharge said:

Also, "lake" is an english word, so that needs to be changed to a native people's word to properly represent them.

oka means water in choctaw so maybe "vacation water oka"

Then libs can then triumphanty claim the  indian word is racist. It's a massive loop. 

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D@mn they really look for anything to virtue signal, don't they?

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Meh, I'll still call it Squaw, much like everybody else around here. 

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