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Do you believe the use of the name Redskins for the Washington football team negatively disparages Native Americans?
Fully 86% of American adults say the "Redskins" nickname does not disparage Native Americans, while only 11% say that it does (with the remaining 3% being undecided.
In his Observations in the Art of English Poesie (1602), Thomas Campion, physician, poet, and composer, disparages rhyme and promotes quantitative meter in English verse based on models of Roman antiquity.
While Downs disparages the efficacy of any schemes to get Americans out of their cars, he does suggest government-orchestrated carrots and sticks to make them use their cars more efficiently, through ride-sharing, for example.
New Delhi, Sep 27 ( ANI ): Asserting that India will never condone any act which disparages religious sentiments or hurts religious feelings, President Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the offensive video on YouTube, which has sparked off disturbances across the globe.
515), yet it disparages many of them while refraining from negative critique of the scriptures or the Law as such.
All applications of social care are the result of an erroneous marriage and family policy and an ideology that disparages maternity and paternity," he said.
The decision added that "any legislative prayer that proselytizes or advances one religious belief or faith or disparages another" is unconstitutional.