Washington Redskins Can Please Everyone by Renaming The Team The ‘Skins’

June 15, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins name-game and ongoing "controversy" resurfaces time and again, year after year, and the team name "Redskins" has been debated for decades. Solution. Just call the team the "Skins."
Each time, the story gains momentum and political correctness advocates emerge, despite current owner Daniel Snyder's emphatic assertion that the team will never change the name.
The foundation of the argument against the continued use of the name "Redskins" is the term is offensive to some Native Americans.  
Within the last weeks, members of Congress have weighed in on this story. In a letter to Snyder, the group asserts, "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell felt compelled to defend the name, as reported by ESPN.com, replying in a June 5 letter to the 10 members of Congress. The letter ...

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