In the City I work in....
The City I work in is Marshall, Michigan. Marshall is a historical town in Michigan that is home to many antique shops, and homes. Its downtown district is especially popular for out of staters because of its shops. The thing that surprises me are how politically correct the city officials are. Two years ago there was a huge fuss about the high school football'* team name which was redskins. After more than a year of protesting on both sides of the argument, the school was forced to change its name to "Marshall RedHawks." This cost the town thousands of dollars because everything in the school had to be changed like uniforms, banners, the football field itself, etc. The newest addition was the "beaners coffee shop" which is right next door to where I work. They were sued and forced to change their name too. The new name is "BIGGBY Coffee." Beaners coffee is probably around the nation in other chains, etc, but in this one town it was forced to change its name. Call me naive, but I never even thought to think of these two names as offensive or derogatory in anyway. I just don't think like that. I seriously only thought of coffee "beans" when I heard the name beaners, I never thought of it as derogatory towards a certain ethnic group. Do you think this town is out of line?