D.C. Council calls on Washington Redskins to ditch ‘racist and derogatory’ name - The Washington Post
Should the Washington Redskins change their name? Do you think it is offensive?
Yes, they should.
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 11 ) and Juliet ( 7 )
Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)
The DC council has no right to try to make a resolution to change this team, they are in Landover and not in DC anymore.
There was recently a meeting with leaders from a number of Native American tribes, I would be really interested in what decision
they came up with.
I did find an article on CBS DC that had this quote
"In the only recent poll to ask native people about the subject, 90 percent of respondents did not consider the term offensive"
So in my opinion, if the majority of Native American tribes wanted it gone then it should change today. If they are okay with it, then the rest of us should stop causing a problem where one was not present before
Edited to Add, my Dh thinks that being affiliated with Washington DC would be more offensive to him
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
I think of the Jets and Giants as NY teams, not "East Rutherford, NJ" teams. They are the NY Jets and NY Giants. And the redskins are the Washington Redksins.
If they are going to represent the city by using their name in their team...then i think the council has a right to speak up.