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multiple26-Oct-2013sportsJessicaWoman99 by votes21147.5%


Do you think that the NFL team Washington should drop the name Redskins because it is offensive?

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posted 27-Oct-2013 12:55am  
How is it offensive?
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posted 27-Oct-2013 10:10am  
I think it would be cool if the team owners did it without being pressured or forced (e.g. some legal dispute happening). I've seen other teams change their logo and go through a rebranding process that is similar. Try not to focus on the negative aspects (the offensiveness of the term, whining about political correctness, etc.), but spin it as an opportunity to bring positive attention to the team. I think it would be a great, kind (dare I say "Christian") gesture to make in support of Native American to show that all the bad history we've had with them is in the past and that we are all Americans now.

I found this article which has 19 alternate names for the team: ... I think I like Washington Warriors the best.
posted 27-Oct-2013 11:53am  
No. I think people tend to get a bit *too* PC about some things.
posted 27-Oct-2013 12:16pm  
"Reds" would be fine. They need to change the logo as well. Arrows and feathers are fine, but not together.
posted 27-Oct-2013 1:13pm  
Other I never ever in my life thought of this name redskins as being offensive you look back 60 years ago this was unheard of being offensive it is just a NFL team gee whiz
(reply to LJD) posted 27-Oct-2013 1:16pm  
Well according to the Native American Indians they are offended being called redskins yes it bothers them
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 27-Oct-2013 5:21pm  
From what I've heard, the vast majority of Native Americans don't care. Also, one of the main people pushing for the name change claims to be indian but is not recognized by the tribe he claims to be a member of. From what I can see, the name really is a non-issue in reality.
(reply to dab) posted 27-Oct-2013 10:44pm  
I do see what you are saying think I have seen him on TV protesting
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 28-Oct-2013 2:52am  
I've often wondered about that...native indians don't have red skins.
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posted 28-Oct-2013 10:46am  
I don't have a strong opinion on this. I can see both sides of the argument.
posted 28-Oct-2013 2:50pm  
Enough of this polictically correct nonsense. They should NOT change their name.
(reply to LJD) posted 28-Oct-2013 5:47pm  
The American Indians they were protesting at the football game in Denver they just do not like being called red I guess has something to do with that and same with African Americans they prefer to be called this
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 28-Oct-2013 6:14pm  
I had no idea. I'm not interested in professional sports. I only watched my sons, grandsons play...and didn't even understand the game, was just there really to show I loved and supported them.

African Americans prefer to be called Redskins?
posted 29-Oct-2013 8:22am  
Yes by all means. Change it. Let them be... "Hunters and Gatherer's"!
(reply to LJD) posted 29-Oct-2013 11:44am  
No African Americans or black people we say no offense never call them by the n word it is considered racist? And why we call them African Americans but then they call us white folks but it never bothered me to be called white folks yet it bothers them to be called the n word
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 29-Oct-2013 2:30pm  
That is absolutely PERFECT! yes
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 29-Oct-2013 7:56pm  
Personally, I'm sick of hearing the whining of the non-whites that think everything is racist. They have no confidence in themselves. Whites are called everything in the book, yet you don't hear white people whining all the time. Perhaps this is a way the non white think they can break us down to feel guilt for whatever. I am not, nor will break down, nor do I feel guilt.. . As long as the non-whites feel sorry for themselves, they will never go forward, have any confidence.
(reply to LJD) posted 29-Oct-2013 8:11pm  
Me I do not like to hear them whining and complaining and telling us we are racist when they are attacking us with words they do feel sorry for themselves indeed
(reply to FordGuy) posted 30-Oct-2013 8:12am  
posted 2-Nov-2013 4:02pm  
Don't care really. It's only because of this survey did I make the connection.
posted 2-Nov-2013 11:04pm  
I think it would be nice of them to do - just to be nice. I don't think they should feel a raging pressure to, though. I like what Bill said, and Zang's suggestion for the Reds sounds reasonable. I really don't think it would be a big deal. I imagine there might be stubborn rabid fans resisting it, but they would have to get used to it, wouldn't they?

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