Skip to comments.Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team
Posted on 08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term Redskins, we wrote in 1992, is really pretty offensive. The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. Thats the standard we apply to all offensive vocabulary, and the team name unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.
We were impressed this week by the quiet integrity of Mike Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as one of the NFLs most respected referees. As recounted by Post columnist Mike Wise, Mr. Carey asked the league not to assign him to officiate any Washington games and, since 2006, the league granted his request. He never made any announcement about it. It just became clear to me that to be in the middle of the field, where something disrespectful is happening, was probably not the best thing for me, Mr. Carey said. . .
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Until they came out in the second preseason game with their hands up in support of Saint Thug II, I was rooting for them to make the super bowl just to see the consternation on the Left.
I shall be watching even less than next to nothing of NFL offerings this year, even if the Viqueenies play the 9ers or Skins
Hmmmm...it offends me to hear Obama called “President”. Could we stop that slur as well?
I hate that our first and finest Presidents name has been so abused by lunatics.
And millions of people will not list Washington comPost as source for any news.
I assume the Sports Section will still use “Redskins”.
I would not assume that .
In light of this, Michael Sam and the handling of the Dolphins DB who DARED to criticize “the kiss”, and all the offseason criminal activity, I decided to unplug the NFL this year, too. I’ll get my fill on college and the occasional old USFL video on Youtube.
The Washington Compost has been offending me and many of my conservative FRiends for years and years!
The Compost is only fit to line the bottom of my bird cage!
I suspect the Editorial section ban is to soften the inevitable blow of when they remove it from the sports section.
Well how often are the Redskins even mentioned in their editorial section?
I’d like to see how they will show a photo gallery of game action without showing the logo. Maybe they will airbrush it out of every picture.
The editors can check with the staff of Pravda to see how they did it in the 1930s.
They should change the name of the 9ers.. To the Thinskins.. Or the Forty Whiners!!
Brand new stadium, the turf is toast.. 1.3 billion
See ya at the SB .. Not!
Maybe all Redskins fans should cancel their subscriptions and see if the new management cares.
I wonder how many subscriptions the Post has.
Newspaper circulation has dropped way off in the past 10 to 15 years.
Some papers are charging to subscribe on the website. But I wonder how many people do that?
Good point. How often do the editorials have any mention of sports or football or the Redskins in the first place? It’s just a symbolic action, which the liberals on the editorial board felt compelled to make, to prove how liberal they are.
Just call them the “foreskins”
[I assume the Sports Section will still use Redskins.]
Yes. And the sports section probably gets 50 times more readers than the editorial page.
And so go the fools, stomping their little feet and demanding that we care what they think.
So how is that going to work if they have an editorial about changing the team name.
“We support changing the name of the Washington football team from its’ current name to a new one....”
I first learned of the Washington Redskins by listening to them on our Philco “Cathedral” radio (Wish I had been smart enough to hang on to that one!) in the early 1950s.
I was 8 or 9 years old, and the Redskins were “my” team until Dan Snyder bought them. I was living in the DC area when he became the owner, and remember well all of his “I am the smartest guy in the football world” screwups.
I didn’t like him then, and I don’t like him now, but I will tell you that I fully support him giving the finger to the PC crowd on this one!
He is right to fight for the name Redskins! I am part (1/8) Cherokee on my dad’s side of the family, and I am not offended at all by the Redskins name.
Pound sand, LIEberals1 There are a hellofalot of problems that need solving in Washington, DC!
This is not one of them!
They also announced that they will now be using the city names Stalingrad and Leningrad again.
Will they ship the Lenin statue from Seattle to there?
I will no longer refer to that team by the name ‘Redskins’. Instead, I’m going to arbitrarily update the name to the “Washington Casino Operators”.
If WaPo wasn’t a bunch of self-serving hypocrites, they’d put their money where their mouth is and refuse ALL mention of the dreaded, evil, offensive, fascist, racist Washington Redskins, including complete banishment from their sports section and refusal of all advertising. In fact, the word “Redskins” would be completely banned and totally censored in all online commentary as well.
Short of the above strictures, their editorializing against the word “Redskins” is nothing more than pathetic huffing, puffing and pandering.
(BTW, what’s ya’ll’s stance on Red Man tobacco? For it or agin it?
I’m sure they’ll give a rats rear end. Who reads that POS paper anyways? Liberals.
I swear, if the moron REDSKINS had not done the “hands up” sympathy bull**** to symbolize the ASSAILANT of Officer Darren Wilson, I might have bought a REDSKINS shirt or two just to wear around the liberals in my town....just to tick them off.
I totally agree .and I would also start rumors about the possibility of moving a team to a city with a less hostile Work environment.
Why? Because the opposition has become more shrill? Nothing else has changed in the situation.
(actually, that was as of c. 1973)
That I could believe ..
Hail to the locals.
Won’t say their name,
But we’ll get angry
If they lose this game.
“I would not assume that .”
This is an easy one to fix. If Redskins fans who subscribe to the Washington Post would simply cancel their subscriptions I suspect that Post management would reconsider asap.
Amen to that. Self-righteousness mixed with snippiness. They're still trying to social-climb with the Cabots and Lodges and Peabodys.
What are they going to do?
Call them “The R-words”?
Please go pound sand; and STFU! Who give a rat’s butt what YOU think?! This is no longer 1960. You no longer control what information gets published. The REAL people, the ones who actually make the Country work are onto you. They think for themselves and no longer believe or trust your male bovine feces! The low information layabouts don’t read your drivel, either! So you can dry up and blow away. You will not be missed!
Hard to believe anybody is wasting time or ink on this.
Until the team owner decides to change the name the Compost can call the team anything they want. Do it 500 times per editorial. That won’t affect the name. It will still be the Redskins.
This is akin to wishing your enemy would take poison and die.
What happens if the team or R*dsk*ns merchandizers try to buy ads in the paper?
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No doubt they’re also planning to substitute “the Zionist Entity” for references to Israel.
i guess I will still refer to the rag as the compost
Because you're self important, no life, girly men.
This policy is limited to the editorial page. If the rest of the paper operated from such an ivory tower the place would have been padlocked years ago.
I just left this on the other thread about this article.
What a bunch of little babies. Whahaaaa, I want my way..
because I feel so very emotional, dont you know, says the crybabies.
Chop, chop as the crowd roars. Killem, because we want to win. Now, thats racist :)..you go to your room. you pitiful loser, says sportscaster writers from the WPost.
The country is burring while they play touch my feelings.
Where are the grown ups?
WaPo is run by a bunch of smarmy little jerks.
Their moral superiority smells to high heaven.