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ProFootballTalk: Will Redskins cave under Congress’ pressure?

Ten members of Congress have sent a letter to the Washington Redskins urging them to change their name. Will Washington conform to what Congress has asked of them?

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5 Responses to “ProFootballTalk: Will Redskins cave under Congress’ pressure?”
  1. thirdistheworrd says: May 29, 2013 9:25 PM

    More like “Will Congress cave under the sports media’s pressure?”

    Regardless of how you feel about the issue, the really offensive thing is how the writers here feel like the have to be the sole engine of social change for Native Americans.

    If Native American groups really wanted to make a big deal out of the nickname, they would. The fact that this website’s staff seems to feel like Native Americans are somehow incapable of speaking out; having their voices heard; or advocating for themselves: and that sportswriters are the only ones who can do it; is not only arrogant, but far more belittling than anything one could construe from Washington’s team name or logo.

  2. bnwillard says: May 30, 2013 7:32 AM

    It seems to me Congress should have, I dunno.. Maybe about a MILLION other things to worry about on behalf of the American people that affect our lives and children’s lives – rather than the nickname of a privately owned sports team some construe as mildly offensive.

    This is what we elect our leaders to do? Police businesses to make sure they don’t cross some absurd politically correct set of rules that get crazier and crazier as time goes on?

    Insanity. I’m not a Redskins fan, and I dont particularly care for their owner, but I hope he tells these nosy Congressional nannies where they can stick their letters and petitions, and doesnt cave to this ridiculousness.

  3. thirdistheworrd says: May 30, 2013 10:01 AM

    Luckily for Snyder, the Redskins, and the 92% of the Native population who are just fine with the Redskins’ name and logo, Congress hasn’t accomplished anything, useful or otherwise, in years.

  4. myeaglescantwin says: May 30, 2013 10:06 AM

    i really can’t believe the ignorance of some people.

    The change should come about not because of pressure, but from the realization that their team slogan is racially fueled and offensive.

    An organization that represents our nation’s capitol should not need to be told what is offensive. Instead, the organization should realize what is right or wrong, offensive or not, and make a change.

    The fact that those people who are championing the change are not Native America is a non-issue.
    This is about recognizing what is right and what is wrong, not arguing about semantics.

  5. thirdistheworrd says: May 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    May 30, 2013 10:06 AM

    The fact that those people who are championing the change are not Native America is a non-issue.
    This is about recognizing what is right and what is wrong, not arguing about semantics.
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    In what possible way is that a non-issue? Non-Natives telling Natives what they should and should not find offensive is far more offensive than the name could ever be.

    In other words, who has the right to say what is right and what is wrong? But who gets to say what is right? You? Me? That’s the point: if the answer was objective, this issue would have been over and done with long ago, but it’s not, it’s subjective and that’s why we are having a discussion.

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