Skip to comments.Redskins owner makes name-change announcement
Posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT by rktman
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement late Monday night announcing that despite widespread calls for the team to change its name, the name and logo would remain the same.
But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, with hopes to provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.
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Another man with no spine; a caver.
He should start another foundation- “This is America and what I do is none of your ******* business”.
Gambling has enriched the Indian reservations beyond anything imaginable. Driving down I 65 in alabama this ten story hotel and casino rises out of nowhere. Today the Indian reservations are raking in the dough.
Snyder is a businessman, and he knows the value of the “brand” the Redskins have globally. If he can deflect this situation for a fraction of that valuation, then that’s probably a good risk-mitigation plan, rather than take the chance that league steps in and forces him to do something worse.
Well, at least he isn’t changing the team name and logo. Yet. Still waitin’ for the FSU Seminoles to get changed in FL. Next will be the Vikings so no Norsemen are offended I guess. After that Green Bay may get if trouble with the homosexual(can we use that word anymore?) community. Yeah, it’s getting that stupid.
“Original Americans”, I don’t know whether to roll my eyes or weep on behalf of the Indians. Many would tell you that the term “Native American” thrust on them is as offensive as if Russia were to take us over and start calling us “Native Russians”.
Will Elizabeth Warren head it up? She knows the ways of the red man! The people. The culture. The pride. The struggle.
You can only help those who will help themselves. Regrettably, a large part of the aboriginal American population has been burdened by their cultural constraints and have been dragged unwillingly into our European/American cultural system. You cannot force cultural change.
However, now our European/American culture is willingly changing from its roots and rejecting its Judeo-Christian heritage. Instead of being a good example for dysfunctional cultures we are crawling back into the primitive slime with them.
Devolution is in progress.
Besides “Hail to the Native Americans” doesn’t fit the melody.
I’m willing for them to rename it the Blackfaces.
What the bigger message and purpose of these”exercises” is that they are preemptive strike experiments by the left to see if they dictate the rules and bend people to their will using social media...and they are getting very little resistance. When a child does something ad you spank their behindand tell them “no” and they don’t do it anymore.
What the bigger message and purpose of theseexercises is that they are preemptive strike experiments by the left to see if they dictate the rules and bend people to their will using social media...and they are getting very little resistance. When a child does something bad you spank their behind and tell them no and they dont do it anymore.
His ‘offering’ will not quell the waters of political correctness. They will continue until they beat him into submission if need be. That is the way of the Left..................
So... they guys were right.
Won't happen. They have the blessing of the Seminole Tribe......................
‘these’ ... not ‘they’.
A tribe I can see. Redskins is a little provocative because it mentions a single color to describe a race. How about the Washington Coloreds?
It’s more ambiguous yet inclusive.
The University of North Dakota was forced to change their mascot, despite the blessing of the Sioux, who protested and appealed.
Them indians just don’t know what’s good for ‘em. They’re supposed to be offended. They actually are and are just too stupid to know it, apparently.
No, if he’d been spineless, the NFL team based in our nation’s capital would have a new name. This decision actually makes the argument for not changing the name more vivid: American Indian team names/mascots are about honoring the martial virtue of America’s aboriginal peoples in years past, and since that’s the point, the Washington Redskins are going to do something to help the sorry state into which American Indians have fallen.
While I applaud Snyder’s principled stand I believe it is wrong to concede anything at all to the PC jackals.
I want everyone to see something that will give a little perspective. The team in white are white Mormon boys; the team in red are an Indian school from the 4-corners area. Both are called Redskins and dang proud of it.
And I sure hope the picture-link goes through (the newspaper recently went to online subscription basis).
If the NFL keeps getting into the gay agenda they may become the Rainbow Warriors............
Most of the Native American mascots don’t bother the tribes - it’s do-gooder libs that are helping the poor, stupid redman see how they are being exploited.
the Washington Wagonburners?
They could collect government checks, maybe build a casino.
Doesn’t take money or means to keep you abode garbage free.
I wonder when the same Libs will be going after the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and demanding a name and logo change?
Blackhawks. There are so many ways that that is just bad.
He's probably under a lot of pressure from the league to make this go away. I liken it to settling a nuisance lawsuit, despite being in the right, because the settlement cost is less than a proper defense would be.
The Bison made a respectable showing in the tourney.
Yes, Bison is the plural.
My favorite line ever about “Indian names” was when the Atlanta Braves played the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 World Series. Legendary Atlanta sports reporter commented on the protests saying, “where were these protestors when both teams lost 100 games a year? Now that really was offensive!”
Sorry. I confused NDSU with UND.
It appears so. Who would have thunk it?
I think the Redskins picked “Original Americans” for their foundation name to split the difference and use neither “Native Americans”, favored by some American Indians and all the folks who are offended by American Indian mascots (of whatever ethnicity the offended happen to be), and “American Indians”, favored by many American Indians (including most in Oklahoma — which I know because my wife has done some studies on ethnic identity and on psychological concomitants of obesity with American Indians in Oklahoma).
But your analogy is wrong. America didn’t take over America. Europeans named the place America before they colonized it, so the people who were there before the colonization were properly called “native Americans”, and this was true before it became a careless habit to call the United State of America “America”. If any American Indians you know take offense at being called “native Americans”, they are really taking offense at Europeans having named the continent(s).
Snyder is trying to buy off the Indians like Florida State does.
Yup. As I recall, the Seminoles look at it as a show of respect. Especially since (if I remember correctly) the Seminoles never capitulated to the US gov.
Yup, the four corners are is a nice area. If you like high desert. LOL! Which, by the way, I do.
...and especially now since the Seminoles won the (last) BCS National Championship.................
You said it. Most Indians have no problem with the name. Albeit a misnomer, it’s historical and not derogatory.
Just wonder how much longer until they start suggesting changing the name “Washington”, after all, he’s just another dead white guy.
In this instance I was referring to the name Indians versus the unnecessary Native Americans.
Sitting Bull wouldn’t recognize these clowns if he was brought back to life. Give it a few more generations the only tribe that will exist beyond what the government fictions will be what is called the “Wannabee” tribe. They will be blended into the greater American dispora just like the leftists social engineers says is going to happen to whites.
We make a mistake by continuing to let intolerant crackpots, seeking to remake other people's societies via monolithic political power plays, pose as "liberal." True liberals are much closer to Conservatives in this fight, than to the neurotic crack-pots.
Of course, ever ready to exploit the insanity, are the demagogues & scoundrels, who feast on stirring up hate in the names of "brotherhood," "fairness," "equality" and "social justice."
“Some of the reservations make the slums look like the ritz-carlton.”
When I lived in Phoenix my business partner and I had a houseboat on Lake Powell at Page, AZ. One has to drive through the reservation to get to Page. You’re absolutely correct. Saw people living in mud huts with multiple TV aerials and Cadillac’s sitting in front.
Some of the ones in eastern AZ and western NM are pitiful. Even the “artists” haven around Taos are pretty lame. Lots of them with no elec or running water. Lots of soused Indians around Gallup NM. I guess that’s what happens when the big cheese in DC promises to take care of you and you become dependent on the “system”. Not that there aren’t some well meaning folks in BIA.
Fl State does not buy off the Indians. The Seminole (like most Indians) are proud to be associated with the university. It is not all about money.