by Jason DeWitt | Top Right Sports
This summer, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademarks held by the Washington Redskins involving the team’s name. In the board’s opinion, the term Redskins is “disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered.”
Of course lost in this so-called controversy is the fact that, despite the Democrat activists who got Obama to act, polls show the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the Redskins moniker. And in fact dozens of Native-majority school districts use the “Redskins” team name themselves, including one Arizona school that is 100% Navajo.
All of this leaves us wondering: which trademarks are less offensive according to US Patent and Trademark Office? Well, here are 7 trademarked terms that apparently rank lower on Obama’s offense radar:
1. Cracka Azz Skateboards: This trademark is used for skateboards, longboards and clothing. USPTO says, “The wording ‘cracka azz’ has no meaning in a foreign language.” Yes, we know. It’s slang for “cracker” and is used as insult against whites, primarily within the black community.
3. Kraut Kap: Another recently-filed trademark, this one for a line of plastic lids. “Kraut” was made famous in World War II as a derogatory term for opposing German soldiers, as well as Germans in general.
4. Dago Swagg: A label created for a line of clothing. ”Dago” is a corruption of the common name Diego, and is used in English-speaking countries as an offensive term for those of Italian descent, and occasionally people from other Mediterranean countries as well.
5. Blanco Basura: Blanco Basura, translated into English, means “White Trash.” White trash is a insult that referring to poor, white Americans. The patent is used for beer and clothing.
6. Uppity Negro: This trademark for mugs and clothing uses an term offensive to blacks who argued for civil rights during Jim Crow laws.
7. Home Cookin Biscuit Head: “Biscuit head” was first used during Korean War when Americans said the term to describe the shape of Koreans’ heads.
Oh the hypocrisy!
h/t Daily Caller