Skip to comments.Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name
Posted on 03/23/2013 6:43:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
Here we go again. Actually, it's an ongoing effect by those who embrace political correctness to the point way beyond stupidity. The Washington Redskins professional football team has been pressured by people and organizations for years who feel the use of the name "Redskins" is derogatory, offensive, insensitive, racist, and whatever other label you want to throw at it. Now, the Democrats are stepping up the attack as well.
As reported in The Hill, Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would "prevent the term 'Redskins' from being trademarked." Why, you ask? It's simple. These Democrats want the Washington Redskins to drop the name.
The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days after a federal trademark panel heard arguments over whether the team name was a slur. The panel could potentially overturn the team's trademark, which would erode profits by allowing other businesses to sell apparel and goods featuring the Redskins name.
Earlier this month, Norton said the team "should consider" a new name.
Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand," Norton said, adding that she thinks the team will eventually be forced to make a change.
Here's the real problem. As noted in the story, there are "renewed calls in Washington politics and media for the team to change the name." But notice, the sentence specifies "Washington politics and media." Where's the public outcry. Let's listen... All I hear are crickets. That's because this is NO outcry.
All of these PC efforts are just ridiculous. The story also points out that numerous high school teams use the Redskins name. And these are coming under attack too. But it's not from local residents. It's from legal groups and left-wing organizations who want to tell the public how to think, and force teams to change all under threat of lawsuit.
To see how ridiculous this has become, just look at the oped in The Washington Post. The headline reads, "The Redskins name is really valuable, and really offensive. Heres how to fix it." So, he says the name isn't just offensive, but it's "really" offensive. Wow... really? The only example the author cites is from another left-wing writer. That's hardly a plethora of evidence.
If people want change, they will demand it. It's as simple as that. Let the Washington Redskins be the Redskins. Let's move on to something more important like the budget, the debt, taxes, jobs, national security, or a host of other issues that are actually important.
What can we say when the voters of Washington State elect a Prince Valiant look alike like Patty Cake Murray to represent them and the nation........
There's a reason all the Democrat women are such dogs!
The truth is, most American Indians DO NOT CARE about the use of this type of name for mascots or sports teams. It is the very vocal minority who demand to get their way that get the attention. These people need to get a life. Right now they live to just get attention from Big Media.
If the the name is such PC Kryptonite, who the heck else would want to use it in the first place?
Let the legislation pass. Then the Washington Redskins organization should tell the PC police to go p!$$ up a rope.
Will we be able to always fry the French?
When I get a sunburn do I have to refer to it as “skin of color”?
I would suggest Fudgepackers but Packers is too close
Black coffee will soon be verboten. We’ll have to order it “African American”.
“And you cant get redskin peanuts either!”
But,,,, redskin peanuts are a favorite snack of mine. Boiled in salted water, and eaten using chopsticks. Wonderful!
I'd like to submit for consideration:
You could go with PooPushers...
[Black coffee will soon be verboten. Well have to order it African American.]
If the beans are from Columbia will it be Hispanic (non white) coffee?
Damn, I take my coffee black...err colored.
In some parts, if you want black coffee, you order it “plain”. In other parts, you ask for it “black & barefoot”.
I agree. The should change the first part of their name and become the Landover Redskins, which is where they actually play. Move whatever offices and facilities they may have in DC to Maryland. And if Maryland doesn’t like, move to Virginia.
Obviously the NCAA has been doing this for years at the college level...that’s the NCAA headquartered in Inianapolis, Indiana.
Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand,” Norton said”
Wait, I thought you couldn’t call them blacks, but this biotch does. You cannot call them ‘colored people’, yet the NAACP has that in their title. What a bunch of PC hypocrites!
Either the Redskin Peanuts, or the Libranazis
The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups
Redskins -> Ratskins
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