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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?
Congressmen, with all due respect ... shut up and do your job! Reduce the deficit and our national debt.
Now if they were called the “Snaggle Tooth Navajos”, then there might be an issue.
Can’t do that, they are too busy sodomizing us.
It would be interesting to see a poll of American Indians in general and see how many are offended, or even care.
Considering that the Declaration of Independence speaks of "merciless Indian savages"--at least they aren't called the Washington Savages.
If they are forced to take a new name, it's hard to decide which one would be most appropriate for a team representing Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately "Predators" is not available, already being used by a hockey team.
OFF TO THE SENSITIVITY TRAINING GULAG NOW!
Just like what happened to the Boy Scouts.
The left and the cultural Marxists will leave no stone unturned in their witchhunt to destroy any imagined ethnic inequality or insult, in their quest to be perceived as the most caring and egalitarian of all.
Anyone...absolutely anyone born in the United States is a "Native American." They are no more Native Americans than I am. I'm sick of this language abuse.
The only people offended are imperial congress-crooks who are offended because they are not being obeyed.
Now that’s a good one!
I find it extremely odd when I hear people offended by words like op/mick/squarehead/frog/ect.
I believe most of the outrage is just a matter of political posturing by the left... it’s stupid and makes them look small and foolish in my eyes.
After all naming your team after Redskins (Indians) is a tribute to them....not a derogatory name calling.
A mascot is something that is supposed to be looked up to and imitated......
Guess the race baiters are clueless!
The “Washington Caucasians” is what I would propose to the busy body congress critters. That would not offend anyone I’m sure. /sarc
Not that I support this, BUT... the team could change its’ name to the Washington Natives and keep their logos, fight songs, etc.
I fully agree and I know my good friend, God rest his soul, would also agree, he was the best!
They should punt.
They want to get drunk, assholes.
...then gays, now this.
Washington Red Ink
If congress wants to name a football team, then they should buy themselves a football team.
We haven’t yet arrived at a Stalinist dictatorship.
Not, QUITE yet, anyway.
Whus ~ or “W4 Social Security Number Does Not Match” ~ either one. The “W” people!
Just change it to the Mohommeds and be done with it.
How about the “Redinks”? Kind of an anagram
MAybe the “Deficits”?
What is it with those morons on Capitol Hill? When they’re not daydreaming about a new Mexican pool boy or “gay marriage”, they’re worried about the Washington Redskins. Those freeloading bass turds really need to get a life.
They could be called the Washington Elizabeth Warrens.
What is in a name ?
When the “N-word” is replaced by “African Americans” when does “African American” become insulting, after all, it means the same thing.
When I can sell a product labeled “Spic and Span” or have dinner at the “Cracker barrel” or call someone/group by their chosen moniker, speech becomes offensive by the identity of the speaker.
yes because i see protests by american indians every weekend about this teams’ name. only thing they ever talk about nowadays.
If I owned the team, I’d change the name to either the Washington Assault Rifles or the Washington Climate Change Deniers. That would make the commie libs wet their pants and probably shut up and stop annoying people.
I always want to slap morons who can’t use the words objectively.
Not true. Before libs got on the bandwagon, Indians had little problem with the word Redskins, particularly as it applied to the football team.