Redskins Have “Ugly History & Tradition”

Posted: October 8, 2013 in The World is Confusing
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I am a huge Washington Redskins fan. I know, they have their ups and downs when they play, but I am a true, dedicated FAN. I would hate to see them change the name of this team.

redskins1Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium in town to discuss their campaign to find a new name for the Washington Redskins after 80 years.This tribe views the name and mascot of the Washington Redskins as a racial slur and say that it has an ugly history and tradition.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has steadfastly refused to consider it, telling USA Today last spring that he will “NEVER” change his team’s name, even if they lose an ongoing federal trademark lawsuit that would stop the NFL team from exclusively profiting from the Redskins name.

The NFL confirmed on Monday, that they will meet with the Oneida Indian Nation leaders to talk about their concerns with the name and mascot of the Washington Redskins.

But Redskins attorney Lanny Davis said Halbritter is being “selective in his outrage,” citing other teams named after Native Americans who are not targeted in the “Change the Mascot” campaign.

“Why is he not protesting the Atlanta Braves Tomahawk Chop, or President Obama’s hometown Chicago Blackhawks?” Davis said.

President Obama is open to the name change of the Redskins….

It is a name, and if they find it offensive, don’t support the Redskins. However, here is the history of the Washington Redskins name:

  1. Boston Braves (1932)
  2. Boston Redskins (1933–1936)
  3. Washington Redskins (1937–present)

 

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