Whether fans believe that the Redskins should or shouldn’t change their nickname, when politicians and others in positions of influence speak out on the topic, it becomes newsworthy.
According to TheHill.com, two more members of Congress have called upon the team to consider a change.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democratic representative of the District of Columbia, and John Lewis (D-Ga.) say that a new nickname should be considered.
“Nobody would let a comparable name to blacks stand,” Norton said, also pointing out that the local basketball team previously changed its name from Bullets to Wizards.
The Redskins have shown no inclination to change. Instead, in recent weeks they have opted to point out all the other teams in America known as “Redskins.”
Still, Norton thinks that, eventually, change will come.
“I certainly do. But nothing happens without pushing and shoving,” Norton said. “I am a fan of the Redskins. I’m just not a fan of their name.”
Most Redskins fans don’t feel that way. Including the lifelong Redskins fan who currently owns the franchise and the name.
As long as that’s the case, change is highly unlikely.