Skip to comments.Time for Washington to dump offensive Redskins nickname
Posted on 02/14/2013 6:46:07 AM PST by Zakeet
It's a new day with Washington's professional football team. The franchise finally has a quarterback, management that knows what it's doing and an owner who stays the hell out of the way. Mostly.
The optimism around the team hasn't been this high since Joe Gibbs won his first Super Bowl.
Everything is moving forward. The flowers are blooming, the future is bright and the team still has a racist nickname. Oh, wait.
As the franchise clearly takes a turn for the better and is now run by grownups, rejoining the big boys of the NFL, now would be the perfect time for the Washington Redskins to dump the ugly, stereotypical nickname that embarrasses them, their city and their league.
Instead, the team is doubling down on the nickname, publishing several remarkably tone-deaf pieces of propaganda on its website.
It doesn't seem to matter to Washington officials that the most recent poll increasingly shows mass hatred of the name by American Indians. Indian Country Today, the largest Native American magazine, found that 81 percent of respondents found such images disparaging to Native Americans and 75 percent said the imagery violated anti-discrimination laws.
But beyond the polls comes a simple point: What's the right thing to do?
We've become so complacent with this ugly, racial name that it has almost become comfortable, like old leather.
As someone who grew up as a Washington fan and is also part American Indian, I've found the nickname to always be a dumb and offensive one. More important, I've always been perplexed by why the team, especially recently, has stuck with the nickname.
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And while we're at it, we need to get rid of other racist minority nicknames like the Chiefs, Indians, Braves, Browns and Reds ... offensive endangered animal mascot names like Lions, Tigers, Panthers, Eagles and Wolves ... environmental unfriendly names like Steelers, Brewers, Packers, Pistons and Oilers ... names that extol violence like Pirates, Rangers, Vikings, Raiders, Warriors and Buccaneers ... names that promote religion like Saints, Angels and Padres ... names offensive to persons with disabilities like Giants and Athletics, ... names that denote superiority like Kings, Royals and Cavaliers ... and we should replace the sexist mascot name Cowboys with the gender neutral name of Cow-persons!
It’s only offensive to white liberals wanting to media attention
They could use names like, blods, crips, thuggies. Or irs, doe, batf&m.
How about Washington Elite?
I never thought of this before, though I’m sure others have, but I have to think that if George Washington could communicate to us from beyond the grave, he would demand that his name be removed from the corrupt, over taxing, freedom hating capital of the country he helped found.
1) They're playing the Dallas Cowboys.
2) This bullcrap comes up in leftist Big Media.
Do Indians want to reclaim the name Red Skins?
How about the “Washington ForeSkins”! LOL!
So, what, name the team after the denizens of D.C.’s hoods? I think Darkskins might be even less acceptable! < /sarc >
Then we can fix most of the merchandise with a supplementary sticker
With RG-III at the helm, maybe they can make a few liberal heads explode by renaming them “The Constitutionalists”.
The Washington Drones?
The Washington Forked Tongues?
The Washington Taxes?
Quite frankly, though, as a person with high cheekbones, I find the racial reference offensive. /s
I agree 100%. The Washington Redskins names is horribly offensive to all freedom loving Americans. It stands for oppression, corruption and the theft of human and civil rights!
I demsnd that WASHINGTON immediately be removed from the team’s name!
Maryland Redskins is not only less offensive, but more geographically accurate.
I've got to wonder if the moron who penned this screed is part American Indian in the same way that Elizabeth Warren is. I can bet that they've never spend any real time on the Rez or talked to actual American Indians as I have.
Unless it is some libtard getting government money as a professional whiner, I can tell you from experience that not only does no real American Indian object to these mascot names, they root for the teams. Washington is overwhelmingly the favorite NFL team. Many of those who make good and leave the Rez, especially for a job in the Federal government, is referred to both affectionately and disdainfully (depend on who you talk to) as a Washington Redskin.
The idea that all Indians think alike is as idiotic as your average Libtard. Those who subsist on mostly government handouts (the Sioux in the Dakotas, Chippewa in Minnesota) pretty much vote the libtard line. Those who are mostly self-sufficient or even prosperous (Osage in Oklahoma, Utes in Utah) vote as conservatively as their Baptist and Mormon neighbors, respectively.
And, Mr. Freeman is another doughy white boy opining about someone’s else being offended.
My bet is that Mike doesn’t have high cheekbones.
Mike Freeman? This name, Freeman, must be changed. I’m offended...that’s all you need to know.
As for “Mike”...don’t get me started!
How about instead the despicable lying leftist scumbags at CBS be trashed and put out of business?