Skip to comments.The Washington _________ Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.
Posted on 08/09/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins.
For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians. They have collected historical and cultural examples of the use of redskin as a pejorative and twice sued to void the Redskins trademark, arguing that the name cannot be legally protected because its a slur. (A ruling on the second suit is expected soon; the first failed for technical reasons.) A group in the House of Representatives also recently introduced a bill to void the trademark. The team has been criticized from every different direction, by every kind of person. More than 20 years ago, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser, no politically correct squish, urged the team to abandon the name. Today, the mayor of Washington, D.C.the mayor!goes out of his way to avoid saying the teams name.
Why, then, has nothing changed? Because the choice of the teams name belongs to one person, Washington owner Daniel Snyder. He has brushed off the controversy with arm waves at tradition, competitiveness, and honor. He recently told USA Today, Well never change the name. Its that simple. NEVERyou can use caps. Earlier this year, some Redskins flunky was assigned the job of locating high school teams around the country called Redskins, and found 70 of them, which proved very little except that the Redskins are capable of spreading a bad example to the young. (A Google search of Redskins nickname and high school turns up story after story of schools dropping the nickname.) And this May, the team pathetically trotted out a guy named Chief Dodson to explain that his people were quite honored ...
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The Washington Welfare Queens
The Washington Crack Heads
The Washington Kenyans
The Washington Souljahs
The Washington Sell-Outs
The Washington Tyrants
The Washington Bureaucrats
The Washington Corruptocrats
AND (my favorite) The Washington Lewinskys
The Washington “R Words”.
The team never used the name Redskins as a slur; ergo, there is no case against its use by them.
The vast majority of American Indians have no problem with the name as they realize its use in that context is nothing less than a compliment.
I actually have an answer. It's because "people of color" was coined by liberal PC police and "colored people" wasn't. The NAACP includes "colored people" in its name because it really isn't a slur.
My favorite: The Washington Bitch-Set-Me-Ups
Chargers offensive to horses.
Wait ‘till they find out the name of the Compton High School mascot.
COWBOY is a negitive too. Look how many Redskin’s they slaughtered. We need to ban the Cowboy’s too. For that matter Chief’s. Why do they do the Tomahawk Chop in KC at the Chief’s game.
Needs to be investigated by the IRS.
Replace Indian head with a Potato
“Compton High School Tarbabes”.
Lawrence High School ‘CHESTY LIONS”
At one time, the Washington REDSKINS fight song was the property of Clint Murchison, original owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
As a Cowboys fan, I like the name Redskins. Makes the game more interesting.
I would change the Jets name. Jets vs Sharks. Racist against Puerto Ricans.
I will from now on refer to SLATE as SHIT.
Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
Wait a minute. Does this mean it's OK to use the name Indian again? I thought that was replaced by Native Americans.
This PC game is so hard to play.
The Washington Redskins.
I remember playing football in school, in which the teams were shirts vs. skins. The guys on the skins team were of all races and ethnicity, however. So hopefully my gym class teacher wasn’t racist due to diversity on both teams.
Probably they aren’t allowed to do shirts vs. skins nowadays.
The Washington Redacteds. Perfect for the Age of Obama.
Who cares what SLUT(e) does?
It’s not like they are a real news outlet
I always go to Slate for my NFL news.
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Peter King can go screw himself.
What a fitting name!!!
Aren't you embarrassed with the Dallas Cowboys? Dallas Abused Animal Herding People would be so much more sensitive.