Even the Washington Post is against the name "Washington Redskins"

In yesterday’s Washington Post, staff writer Courtland Milloy says that the NFL team should “[p]ut that logo in a museum and create a new brand. Change the name.”

She was moved to question the team’s nick name after “a recent visit to the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall, I’m wondering how much longer our city will tolerate having a football team known as “Redskins.” It’s a racist name, patently offensive . . . .”

She also asked, rhetorically; “Why is it okay to use “redskins” but not, say, “blackskins” or “whiteskins”? Suppose some team chose as its mascot a spear-chucking Mandingo warrior who ran up and down the sidelines in a diaper? No way.”

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0 Responses to Even the Washington Post is against the name "Washington Redskins"

  1. Jethro Smith says:

    Honestly, leave them as they are. Is it shameful that they are proud of a piece of America? That they cause people to wonder about their name and then further delve into the culture and history of the Native American? Quit calling it offensive and try to understand that it is one of the best ‘advertising’ for parts of our history there is.

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