Washington Post Totally Wants Redskins To Change Name, ‘Cause Hurtful

This is something that is Very Important in Liberal World, so much so that the Washington Post Editorial Board must chime in

Change the Washington football team’s insulting name

LEGAL SCHOLARS raised intriguing questions Wednesday after a federal judge ruled that Washington’s pro football team could no longer trademark the name “Redskins.” Issues of freedom of speech were debated. Precedents including Confederate flag license plates and a rock group calling itself “The Slants” were cited.

All very interesting, as we say. But the question that first occurred to us, as we listened to team executives once again rise to the defense of the team’s offensive name, was: Do they really not get it? The glory of their history, the passion of their fans, the purity of their hearts — none of that matters any more.

U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee was affirming what everyone knows: “Redskins” is a slur. You would not dream of saying it, face to face, to a Native American, so why do team officials think it is okay for a football team? The name is going to have to change, and the sooner team owner Dan Snyder puts himself on the right side of history, the better it will be for everyone.

By “right side of history”, they mean people who have butthurt and A Cause, yet, this same editorial board doesn’t seem too concerned about Sanctuary cities, states/cities that allow the use of marijuana, etc. See my previous post. It is interesting that the beliefs and feelings of those who support the Redskins is completely immaterial to the WPEB, as the WPEB is telling these people how to think. Shades of 1984.

As for “what everyone knows”, perhaps the WPEB should have read their own paper

A large but shrinking majority of Americans say the Washington Redskin sshould not change their team’s name, according to a poll released Tuesday finding over two-thirds of the public does not think the name is disrespectful of Native Americans.

Public opinion continues to be lopsided in favor of keeping the name, with 71 percent saying it “should not” be changed in the new poll conducted for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” which broadcast a special report on the name controversy Tuesday night.

And, this headline

Only 14 percent want the Redskins to change their name

It’s not like 90% of American Indians do not find the term offensive, ya know. Oh, wait, 90% of American Indians don’t actually find the term offensive.

No matter what a court eventually determines about the ability of the team to peddle its gear, the damage caused by using a hurtful name will continue.

United State Of The Offended. Too many people getting butthurt over things that actually do not involve them, that aren’t about them. The editorial would have a bit more weight if there were any Native Americans sitting on the board.

The Redskins should declare themselves a Sanctuary Team.

From the comments

Opposition to the name Redskins for a football team is nothing more than bourgeois moralizing. The opponents of the name could care less about the plight of Native Americans. They will not lift a finger to better their condition. They will Tweet and hashtag and Facebook how outraged and offended they are. . .but that is all. When the people are willing to give up their real estate and return to the land of their ancestors and restore Native Americans in their birthright that is the entirety of North America. . .then I will respect that they have the courage of their convictions.

Boom. And so many of those who claim they are Offended will still watch, attend, and broadcast the games. And purchase team goods.

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19 Responses to “Washington Post Totally Wants Redskins To Change Name, ‘Cause Hurtful”

  1. Dana says:

    Considering the roster of the Redskins, and of every other team in the NFL, and of the city in which they are based, they could legitimately change the name to the Washington Negroes. Martin Luther King used the word Negro and its plural, all the time, so that name couldn’t possibly offend anyone, right?

  2. Dana says:

    Thanks to the Professionally Offended, it looks like I’ll have to buy some Redskins stuff as well as a bevy of Confederate flags!

  3. CaptDMO says:

    I find the term “Native American” far more derogatory than “redskins”.
    It gets tiresome exposing idiots that “take offense” at the term “squaw” what they DON’T know.

  4. TrishMac says:

    Too bad the politically correct don’t have computers to do some investigating on the origin of the name, the honor it bestows and the man who named them.
    “In 1932, the NFL team moved to the historic Fenway Park and were left under the leadership of George Preston Marshall. The very next year, Marshall changed the name to ‘Redskins.’ Why?” Beck continued. “Well that’s a good question for the president to ask … the name was changed to ‘Redskins’ to honor then-coach Lone Star Dietz, an American Sioux. So the name actually pays tribute to a great people.”

  5. john says:

    Teach have you ever personally called another peron a Redskin to his face?
    Would you allow any of your employees to use that term on your customers. ?

  6. john says:

    And Trish please read the wiki article on “Lone Star” Dietz and his claim to be Indian

  7. gitarcarver says:

    Would you allow any of your employees to use that term on your customers. ?

    Shockingly, john makes an argument that has no relevance.

    If an owner makes a logo uses a term that “offends” customers, that is between the customers and the owner. It is not the jurisdiction of the Federal government to determine what is “offensive” and therefore what logos / trademarks are protected and which ones are not.

    Doing so makes the Federal government a censor which is prohibited by the Constitution. Even if one finds something offensive, it still has the right to be said and the right to be protected by the laws of the land as any other intellectual property.

    And Trish please read the wiki article on “Lone Star” Dietz and his claim to be Indian

    And john, please learn that no serious scholar takes Wikipedia as a trusted source as it can be modified by users without any fact checking.

    At best it can be said that Dietz’s past is controversial. There are some who knew him and back the claim and others who knew him and say he was a fraud. Either way, the name was not intended as a slur or an insult and instead was meant to honor the fighting spirit of the American Indian.

    But please, keep ranting and raving about those who misrepresent their native American heritage. I can hardly wait for you to go after Elizabeth Warren and her fraudulent claims concerning her heritage.

    I suspect that what we will here from you is the sound of crickets.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Dana,

    You’re not kidding anybody. You have confederate traitor flag mudflaps on your Chevy pickup and a traitor flag on your garage door. Like Christian conservative David Vitter, your hooker probably diapers you in a traitor diaper.

    Snyder is Jewish, so why not the Washington Kikes?

    Football players are dumb, so why not the Washington Republicans? Washington Teabaggers? Washington Conservatives?

    I vote for Washington Teabaggers. No one should be offended by that honor. The mascot would be a 60 yr old white guy in a traitor flag shirt T-shirt, tricorner hat with hanging Liptons, a sign with “Obummer Keep You’re Hands of My Medcare!!”

  9. Liam Thomas says:

    Teach have you ever personally called another peron a Redskin to his face?
    Would you allow any of your employees to use that term on your customers. ?

    2004 survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, that 90 percent of the 768 self-identified Native Americans polled said the team name “Redskins” did not bother them. (The question: “The professional football team in Washington calls itself the Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive or doesn’t it bother you?”).

    Now fast forward to today. If you ASTRO-TURF anything you can demonize it and that is exactly what is happening…

    1. Cops
    2. Wall Street
    3. Fossil Fuels
    4. Wealth
    5. Wealthy
    6. Redskins
    7. C02

    Just to name a few astro-turfings that are going on right now.

    the Conservative movement needs to start astro-turfing….non stop….over and over….

    Mainly we need to Astro-turf the communist agenda. I see it in my travels. Communism is everywhere and its just plain U G L Y! Talk about poverty and lack of opportunity. If we just sit back and expect to blog our way to enlightenment its going to be a slow painful death for America and the world as the communist and the Radical Muslims take over the world and we revert back to the 12th century.

  10. Dana says:

    Jeffrey deeply offends me:

    Dana,

    You’re not kidding anybody. You have confederate traitor flag mudflaps on your Chevy pickup and a traitor flag on your garage door. Like Christian conservative David Vitter, your hooker probably diapers you in a traitor diaper.

    No, I don;t have either CSA mudflaps or the battle flag painted on my garage door, or even a garage door on which to paint it! Those are just silly assumptions of yours.

    What really offends me is that you’d think I’d have a Chevy pickup! Fie on thee, sir!

    Of the Big Three, only Ford did not take the government bailout, and thus I only buy Fords. I bought my 2010 F-150 new, not used.

    Besides that, Chevy makes pickups, but Ford builds trucks!

  11. Dana says:

    And Jeffrey shows his biases:

    Football players are dumb, so why not the Washington Republicans? Washington Teabaggers? Washington Conservatives?

    Professional football players are anything but stupid; the stupid ones can’t compete in the complicated offenses and defenses in the NFL today. NFL players have to be able to use their great physical skills with tremendous reflexes, anticipation, and reaction to how plays develop around them; the dummies can’t compete, and don’t make the team.

  12. drowningpuppies says:

    If only the lefties were as offended and outraged towards ISIS as they are towards the Redskins, Confederate flags, Christian bakers,…

  13. Jeffery says:

    dp,

    The R-words, the traitor flags and discrimination against gays are happening here, in the US.

    And why can’t someone be passionate about all those issues?

    What have you done to reduce the ISIS menace?

  14. Jeffery says:

    Dana,

    On this we agree… Ford trucks. It’s why I ‘gave’ you a Chevy. My oldest son had a longbed late 90s F-150 with which he pulled his Bass Tracker forever… and traded it in for a sedan for his growing family. I’m sure the F-150 is still doing well somewhere with 250,000+ miles on it.

  15. Dana says:

    My 2000 F-150 has 188,000 miles on it when I traded it in. It needed a bit of suspension work, which I would have done and kept it, but I bought it in Virginia, where I didn’t need four wheel drive; in the Poconos, I do in the winter. It had a V-6, and standard 5 speed transmission. The cloth seats were still in good shape, and the truck ran well.

    So, I bought a new F-150, 4WD extended cab, and I’ll turn over 100,000 miles in the next month.

  16. Dana says:

    Mr Puppies wrote:

    If only the lefties were as offended and outraged towards ISIS as they are towards the Redskins, Confederate flags, Christian bakers,…

    They have what my older daughter refers to as “first world problems.”

  17. Jl says:

    Hey Jeffery-the Washington Redskins have a losing record, so why not the Washington liberals?

  18. CaptDMO says:

    “Washington Redskins”… offensive?
    Agreed!
    Maybe “Turtle Island Redskins”?

  19. DCE says:

    CaptDMO, I have to agree with you. The name “Washington Redskins” is quite offensive and we should drop the name “Washington” from the team name, considering what Washington has done to our Native American brothers and sisters over the years….

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