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The Washington Redskins will NEVER change its name; owner insists & breaks silence on 'racist' term
The Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/10/2013 11:25:25 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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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 : ‘We’ll never change the name. It’s 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 it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season. ‘We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.’

A recent Associated Press poll found that 80 per cent of Americans believed the Washington team’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: danielsnyder; football; indians; multicult; nativeamericans; nfl; pc; racecard; racist; redskins; skin; washingtonredskins
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1 posted on 05/10/2013 11:25:25 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s tradition, damnit!


2 posted on 05/10/2013 11:26:38 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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redskins cheerleaders photo: skins cheerleaders redskins-cheerleaders2.jpg Hmmmmm ... this calls for some detective work. I cannot find anything offensive about skin tone here.
3 posted on 05/10/2013 11:26:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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redskins cheerleaders photo: week 2 - redskins week2-redskins-1.jpg Nor here either.
4 posted on 05/10/2013 11:27:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Never? I’m sure 10 years ago, people were saying that a Muslim Communist from Kenya would never be elected president.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 11:28:03 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: DogByte6RER

If we can have Kenyan president we can have Redskins football team.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 11:28:29 PM PDT by ObligedFriend
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Washington Redskins Cheerleader I still cannot find any skin tone problems. Case closed.
7 posted on 05/10/2013 11:29:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Is it okay if I still call them...”The Washington Scumbags”?


8 posted on 05/10/2013 11:31:21 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Arthurio

Exactly. The current owner won’t always be the owner and many staunch owners do relent when the pressures on.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 11:32:14 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hallelujah for somebody with the guts to tell the scumbag Democrats to take their political correctness and go play in the street.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 11:35:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

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.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 11:36:44 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: DogByte6RER

The Redskins name is very offensive ... to white liberals. But it is all pretend offense.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 11:40:50 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: DogByte6RER
I Love It, when people refuse to toe the PC line in the dirt! My favorite name for the Washington Redskins was always the Washington Dead-skins but am seeing no dead skin on those ladies. Also always called the Dallas Cowboys the Dallas Plow-boys but well I'll be quiet about the ladies; someone might get the wrong idea. Thanks DogByte6RER. No offense to anyone.
13 posted on 05/11/2013 12:02:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DogByte6RER
Growing up, I had learned that it was the French who taught the Indians how to scalp people. It was during the time of the French and Indian War, and the French paid the Indians to attack the British (soldiers and colonists)

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?

14 posted on 05/11/2013 12:04:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 12:08:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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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?


16 posted on 05/11/2013 12:15:02 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Like the n-word? Yet more than a few high schools on Indian reservations proudly call their teams “Redskins.” Google it.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 3:36:21 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 3:40:46 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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...


19 posted on 05/11/2013 3:43:19 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: DogByte6RER

Gee, I always thought teams named themselves after something they admired. Should be an honor to have a team named after you.
My bad.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 4:35:04 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

What kind of Indian objects to a team name that depicts Indians as warriors? A member of the Metrosexual tribe?


21 posted on 05/11/2013 4:46:28 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DogByte6RER
The solution to this is so simple. Keep the name and put Mr. Potato Head on the Helmet.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 4:59:34 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: elcid1970

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.


23 posted on 05/11/2013 5:06:39 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

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.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 5:28:34 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DogByte6RER

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).


25 posted on 05/11/2013 5:34:14 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That held water in Germany during 1946 as well.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 5:35:13 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: elcid1970; Vinnie
Good morning:

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..

27 posted on 05/11/2013 5:36:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.)


28 posted on 05/11/2013 5:38:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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I just may have to root for the Redskins this year to show my support.

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.

29 posted on 05/11/2013 5:46:05 AM PDT by Vinnie
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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?


30 posted on 05/11/2013 5:46:29 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Between this news and the admirable RG3, I may have to become a Redskins fan.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 6:07:57 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: BigCinBigD

It was thinking the Washington Foreskins....punch of pricks in that part of the country.


32 posted on 05/11/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: DogByte6RER
Is this really a "controversy" ---
Let's go to the replay:

"...under fire from some critics..." How many critics? 2, 3... Who are these "critics?" What do they do for a living? Are they members of the "Wannabe" Tribe? (and isn't "tribe" a racist term? )

"...recent Associated Press poll found that..." Ohhhh! A recent poll. Ain't nuthin more accurate than a "recent poll."

"...Critics of the name have launched legal action..." Those pesky "critics" again, and this time they have money to "launch" a legal action, is that like Bill Clinton launching an intern?

The local paper is full of "controversies" - otherwise known as some minor issue that's gotten a burr up some liberal's rectal area. But I repeat myself...
33 posted on 05/11/2013 6:44:46 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.”


34 posted on 05/11/2013 7:24:28 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: no-to-illegals

I always call the Dallas Cowboys the Cowgirls.. the San Diego Padres the Madres... the Diamondbacks the D-bags.. etc...


35 posted on 05/11/2013 8:06:50 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Vinnie

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.


36 posted on 05/12/2013 2:13:47 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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