Washington Redskins: Why Dan Snyder Should Change the Name of the Franchise

October 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The moniker "Redskins" has brought great controversy to the Washington Redskins organization.
On one hand, you have gentle suggestions for change from President Obama. On the other, you have rival owner of the Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones claiming that the team name is "complimentary." Dan Snyder, the owner of the team, has gone as far as saying that it is a "badge of honor" to be called the Redskins. 
All I'm left to say is, "Are you kidding me?"
It's the worst racial slur to be used for a professional sports team, ever. It invokes the horrible, historically disgusting way that the Native American people were treated when the Europeans invaded the New World. 
Snyder is steadfast in his resolve not to change the name of his team. It's easy to understand why: The Washington franchise has 81 years of history, and a brand that was forged over that time frame would be difficult to recreate. 
Just ask how well the Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans ...

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