Skip to comments.Oneida Nation, D.C.ís Norton Urge Redskins to Change Their Name
Posted on 10/08/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Oneida Indian Nation held a Change the Mascot symposium at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7. The discussion was held in a packed Fahrenheit restaurant. At the same time, the same hotel is also hosting the NFLs fall league meeting of owners and officials, which begins tomorrow.
Speakers included Ray Halbritter, the National Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, D.C.s Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.
Washingtons team name is a painful epithet that was used against my people when we were held at gunpoint and thrown off our lands, Halbritter said. When marketed by a professional sports team, it is a word that tells Native American children they are to be denigrated.
Halbritter also cited President Barack Obamas comments over the weekend that appeared to support changing the name of the Washington Redskins. It elevated the visibility of the Oneida Nations cause, Halbritter said.
In a fiery speech, Del. Norton said, Dan Snyder tried four times to trademark the name (Redskins) and failed. The name should go down in the dust bowl of history. Norton went on to say that under previous ownership the team was forced to integrate itself and did so only because they were playing on Federal land. She added, Snyder should not wait to be compelled to do the right thing.
Rep. McCollum said that when Washington comes to play in Minnesota on Nov. 7, the team will be met with a large presence and our name change mascot.
Those on the panel also included psychologist Michael Friedman, David Borgstrom, president of the Cooperstown, N.Y., school board, and two students from Cooperstown, who led the effort to change the school's mascot from "Redskins" to "Hawkeyes."
Some NFL officials were invited to the discussion, but none attended.
Freedoms just keep eroding.
Politicians "of color". What happened to Princess High Cheekbones? Too busy trying to come up with new ways to steal the American people's money in the Senate?
They want $$$$$$$ not a name change.
Other names that should be changed:
NY Giants - Offensive to giant people
Pittsburgh Pirates - Offensive to pirates.
Minnesota Twins - Offensive to twins.
So, a big protest will greet the Redskins when they go to Minnesota to play the Vikings??
Are they also going to protest the Viking nickname? The Vikings were cruel invaders weren’t they? Isn’t that name offensive to the Viking peoples?
What about Pittsburgh Steelers? Offensive to real steelworkers?
Boston Celtics and Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Offensive to those of Celtic and Irish descent?
Dallas Cowboys, offensive to real cowboys?
San Diego Padres and New Orleans Saints, offensive to Catholics???
Why aren’t they also after the Kansas Cith Chiefs, Cleveland Indians, and Atlanta Braves??? Why just the Washington Redskins???
I hate PC.
Heck this year's Giants are offensive to football.
How about changing the name to the Washington Oneidas?
And all of the animal nicknames are offensive to various animal species.
Are the descendents of Buffalo Bill Cody offended by the Buffalo Bills?
You can take just about any sports name and find some reason why someone is supposed to be offended.
Detroit Lions — generally offensive to football fans...
“The Oneida Indian Nation”
Isn’t that the tribe that made a name for themselves a few years back selling tax free cigarettes over the internet?
Let’s have the Washington Gangstas. The mascot can be BO dressed up as a drug dealer or a pimp.
New England Patriots is offensive because liberals detest feelings of patriotism. That name has to go also.
They probably have gone after them at one time or another. Right now, it is the Redskins. You forgot to mention my Blackhawks. The PC crowd has talked about them too.
“I hate PC.”
I like what Dennis Prager says about PC. “Don’t call it PC. It is Leftism. You never see this coming from the Right”.
Yes our freedoms do erode.
This subject resurfaces every so often. People can debate and discuss, however, how in the sam hill is it the place of liberal politicians to have any say in the name of a sports team???? Why are so many, including the president, suddenly eager to talk about Indian nicknames of sports teams as some pressing national issue?????
Hubby said, How about the Washington Casino Owners?
Washington itself is named after George Washington. I believe they should change that name. Imagine the insult that this represents for one of the most corrupt cities in the world to be named after one of the greatest and most honorable Americans in history.
Would you name a cesspool after our greatest hero?
And what about Cleveland Browns??? Offensive to brown skinned peoples???
Golden State Warriors has got to go.
Sacramento Kings and LA Kings are offensive to royalty everywhere.
Chicago White Sox is racist. Praising something white??? Can’t have that.
Halbritter is looking out for his Turning Stone Casino in Oneida NY,
Washington Whore (For those who go down for a price).
Washington Whores (For those who go down for a price).
OK. That’s it. No more silverware from them. I mean it, I’m done.
Don’t laugh too much about changing the name of Washington.
A number of years ago, New Orleans changed the name of George Washington School. Since he owned slaves, and New Orleans has a mostly black student population, it was decided that it hurt the self esteem of black students to attend George Washington School. It was renamed after an historic African king, which presumeably helped the student self esteem, as they are black and the African king was black.
No word though on whether student achievement improved at the renamed school.
I’m offended by the Twin Arrows Indian Casino blocking the view of the SACRED San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff. It’s time to tear that unsacred eyesore down.
Yep, I hear ya.
The word “cracker” is offensive to white people. It should be replaced with “saltine”.
Us Southern Ireland descendants are considered ‘Green’.
The GREEN movement -
Irish should ‘resent’ being associated with a bunch of Radicals.
PADDY WAGON -
Suggests that the Jail transport is full of Irishmen.
Suggests Irish are unkempt.
SPENDS LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR
Suggest Pols once had a Legitimate, Glamorous life or job.
Mascot and name changed to just Orange in 2004. So now we beat up a fruit Saturday.
Eleanor Holmes Norton , one of the biggest pieces of scum in the Nations Capitol, A racist through and through, and she ugleeeeey too.
For most of history, having a reputation as brave warriors would have been deemed a compliment, not an insult. This is all so silly.
- Washington Barackskins
New suggested names for the Washington Redskins:
* Washington Whimps”
* Washington Wusses”
* Washington Deadskins” (that’s already a bad season name)
* Washington Surrenderers”
* Washington Foreskins” - Hey, Jews like football too!
How about a boycott of the Oneida Nation casinos? Would put them out of business in a month. Then back on the big whiteman’s dole from Washington, DC. No more taxpayers’ wampum. Let them eat jerky for being such jerks.
Mascot and name changed to just Orange in 2004
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Was aware etc...
Been ‘following’ The ‘Cuse since late 50’s when Jim Brown carried the load at the Cotton Bowl followed by Ernie Davis (both #44) and a young running back named #88 (John Mackey) as Swartz said he was as good as Brown and Davis and twice as good as either on...OR is that another ‘Urban Legend’?
Just following the Rush lead of being absurd to show absurdity OR the Govt lead of if there is NO problem, just create it - enough people will follow along and they don’t let ‘facts’ get in the way of a good tale
Per IowaHawk: The Sh1tville Redskins.
What does Elizabeth Warren say?
“a painful epithet that was used against my people when we were held at gunpoint and thrown off our lands,
I had no idea the Native Americans experienced a government shutdown also. I wonder if we could get a professional sports team called “the teabaggers”. History does repeat itself. Lol
I had no idea the Native Americans experienced a government shutdown also.
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And they were hauled off to reeducation camps..would have made the Commissars proud.....
The forerunner to such great lines as...
“When it comes to Illegal Immigration, ask the American Indians how that worked out”?
Picture of Pilgrims debarking at Plymouth Rock and one Indian turns to the other and says “There goes the neighborhood”.
And one of the ‘greats’..
“We are from the Government and here to help you”.
They should change the Washington Redskins to a name that does not bring despicable and negative associations:
How about the “global warming deniers”.
That’s really scary. OR...
The large capacity “Clips” Extra scary.
We have a winner!
Never give in to the professionally outraged.
Permanent outrage is at full volume all the time, whatever happens. It is never appeased by anything you do. Even full surrender doesn’t satisfy it, it just moves on in search of another host upon which to feed.
Tune it out. Smile and go about your business.
Can these folks get Obama to change his name back to Barry Soreto?
The name Barack Obama offends me.
Because it contains the word "skin", preceded by a color. It's easy to convince the sheep it's racist. And they know damn well that PC metrosexual sports consumer types won't lift a finger to learn the actual history of the term.
They're going to win this battle. The Redskins will eventually acquiesce.
(No offense intended for genuine Redskins fans.)
A couple posts here have suggested that the "New York Giants" should also have to change their name, as they offend "giants" everywhere, and I would just like to add that their name also offends "little people", who are excluded and discriminated against from their current name.
Why are so many, including the president, suddenly eager to talk about Indian nicknames of sports teams as some pressing national issue?????
Minority votes. That is all it has EVER been about.