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Posted on 05/28/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Washington Redskins name change urged by members of Congress By: Associated Press May 28, 2013 03:19 PM EDT
Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.
The representatives said Tuesday they've sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises.
The letter to Snyder says that "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos."
Among the group sending the letters are the leaders of the Congressional Native American Caucus: Tom Cole (R-Okla.(, and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).
The nickname is the subject of a long-running legal challenge from a group seeking to have the team lose its trademark protection.
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How about changing the name of the Washington Senators to the Washington Douchbags? Has kind of a nice ring to it.
Don’t you guys have more important things to attend to? I mean seriously. Impeach these idiots. They’re worried about offending another brown skin race while their nation is on fast roast...
W word? Latino? Whaaaa?
The Senate should form another Gang of Eight to shove a new name for the Washington Redskins down the throat of all who don’t want it. /sarc
I’m deeply offended by liberal Congressmen.
^ okay brown skin with a tan
Ban the Presidential Helicopter...I’m Italian and it goes....wop, wop, wop every time it takes off o lands.....
It’s racial, and offensive to all Italian Americans.
Ban All helicopters NOW! /s
Waterback! to you! /s
How about the Washington White Pansies?
How about naming the team the Washington Beltway Bandits? Pretty well characterizes DC.
Many years ago a good friend built a camper for his truck.
He painted the name “Winnedago” by ****** on the rear of it. He was Italian. :-)
How about the Washington Ruddy Epidermises?
What don’t they understand?
The Owner of the team Said he will not do it.
End of story crybabies!
How about we tell these meddling jerks to sodomize themselves?
Hail to the Redskins!!!!
Potomac Redskins, it is.
Tell Congress “To Bugger Off!”
I’m offended by people who are too cowardly to say Redskin, Wetback and Nigger. They’re words for crying out loud.
Am I the only person in the world who is man enough to be called ANY name and take it on the chin?