Skip to comments.The Washington Redskins will NEVER change its name; owner insists & breaks silence on 'racist' term
Posted on 05/10/2013 11:25:25 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
The Washington Redskins will NEVER change their name, insists owner as he breaks silence on 'racist' term
The owner of the Washington Redskins has insisted that the name of the team will never change despite growing controversy over its origins as a derogatory term for Native Americans.
Daniel Snyder told USA Today : Well never change the name. Its simple. NEVER.
The team has been under fire from some critics who say the term is a racial slur because of its origins in bounties placed on the scalps of Native Americans by British settlers.
The director of the National Museum of the American Indians has said the word redskin is equivalent to the n-word.
But Mr Snyder, who rarely speaks to the media, broke his silence on the name which has been with the team since 1937.
He told the paper: We will never change the name of the team. As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what its all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season. Well never change the name. Its that simple. NEVER you can use caps.
A recent Associated Press poll found that 80 per cent of Americans believed the Washington teams name should remain unchanged.
However that proportion dropped by ten per cent from ten years earlier when 90 per cent said the team should still be called the Redskins.
Critics of the name have launched legal action in a bid to dent the Redskins Federal copyright protection.
With everything that Native Americans have gone through in this country, to have a sports team named the Redskins - come on, now.
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It’s tradition, damnit!
Never? I’m sure 10 years ago, people were saying that a Muslim Communist from Kenya would never be elected president.
If we can have Kenyan president we can have Redskins football team.
Is it okay if I still call them...”The Washington Scumbags”?
Exactly. The current owner won’t always be the owner and many staunch owners do relent when the pressures on.
Hallelujah for somebody with the guts to tell the scumbag Democrats to take their political correctness and go play in the street.
I believe that if the PC-police around DC and Maryland want to really make this an issue...the Redskins would be prepared to pack up and leave....for Virginia. There are several areas around Arlington that real estate developers have essentially left open and easily accommodate a massive stadium and parking lot.
The general thought locally now is that Maryland has a fair amount of liberal laws being floated. It wouldn’t take much to require the team name change and get it on the ballot. The team would use that to vacate the stadium deal they are locked into, and just skip right over DC to avoid continued confrontation.
I’ll even go out on the limb and predict by 2025...the team resides just across the river into Virginia....and Maryland kicking itself for losing the tax revenue the team generated.
The Redskins name is very offensive ... to white liberals. But it is all pretend offense.
The Washington Redskins were once the Boston Redskins. This name was chosen because there had been a tribe in the Boston area that used to paint themselves red while going into battle (during colonial times).
Was any of this true?
The PC commie lib crowd needs to give it up and leave “the ‘skins” alone. Go harass the farmers who grow red skin potatoes for a while.
The PC liberals can seriously go # themselves. Their idiotic, puritan goals are expunging an American heritage we’ve normally regarded as favorable to “native Americans”.
When oh when can we inflict the necessary hurt on the Left?
Like the n-word? Yet more than a few high schools on Indian reservations proudly call their teams “Redskins.” Google it.
Ignorance. Redskin does not refer to the skin color of a race of people. Rather, some Indian warriors before battle applied red ochre to their face and upper body as war paint.
It’s been years since the Skins have been offensive. That’s awesome! Now of they can just keep RG3 healthy and work on those darn defensive backs they might have a chance...
Gee, I always thought teams named themselves after something they admired. Should be an honor to have a team named after you.
What kind of Indian objects to a team name that depicts Indians as warriors? A member of the Metrosexual tribe?
They’re pulling the same nonsense over the Atlanta Braves.
So its not derogatory ‘redskins’ reference. They just want to make noise and exert some political pressure.
Sort of ‘see me, see me’ whining.
What about the Fla. State Seminoles? Ever see their display before a home game?
An Indian brave rides onto the field on a paint horse, takes a spear and slams in into the ground in front of the opposing bench.
IMHO one of the best, exciting pre-game displays ever.
IIRC, the chief of the Seminole nation has warned the PC crowd not to criticize “our team”, Florida State.
Look up Dartmouth University “Indians” hockey team as an example of PC, 1980’s era.
I’m still p.o.’d we’re called CATHOLICS - we’re just universal Christians labelled by protestantism so they could point at us and not use a cussword (damn prudes).
That held water in Germany during 1946 as well.
Check out this link: Power ranking the 25 best mascots in college football
Chief Osceola and Renegade are NUMBER ONE!!
For years I thought that Daniel Snyder was a total jerk...he'd ruined the Redskins with his constant meddling..RG III has turned the team around, and now, with his solid stance on keeping the Redskin s name, all but telling libtards to "go p**s up a rope,"..I gotta give the guy props.
I do think that the ever-so PC NFL and Goodell will ultimately force him to change the name..
I just may have to root for the Redskins this year to show my support. (Because, lets face it, the Jets aren’t going anywhere #sameoldjets.)
I never thought I'd root for them, but I'm an RGIII fan.
Looks like the opposing teams are going after him like they did Joe Namath.
what about the Chiefs? Aren’t the names Rams and Packers offensive to the Dupont Circle crowd? Isn’t the name Patriots offensive to democrats since they hate America? Aren’t the Jets just offensive to every fan of the game of football?
Between this news and the admirable RG3, I may have to become a Redskins fan.
It was thinking the Washington Foreskins....punch of pricks in that part of the country.
You have to search far and wide to find the word “redskins” used in 18th and 19th Century documents. The word really used by settlers at the time was “redn#**@rs.”
I always call the Dallas Cowboys the Cowgirls.. the San Diego Padres the Madres... the Diamondbacks the D-bags.. etc...
You hadn’t heard of all those Scandinavians in the Upper Midwest protesting loudly about the MN Vikings?
Oh, right, they don’t.
The whole thing in manufactured Lib outrage.
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