'redskins' name not offensive to most americans it's been a rough offseason for the washington redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback about double the percentage of white football fans who oppose the name in washington, debate over the name has increased. In a 2004 poll by the annenberg public policy center at the university of pennsylvania, 90% of those who identified themselves as american indians answered that they were not bothered by the name redskins being used for the washington football team however, in a commentary published soon after that poll, fifteen native american scholars. The name of a certain pro football team in washington, dc, has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from congress, even a presidential nudge yet behind the headlines, it's unclear. The name of a certain pro football team in washington, dc, has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from congress, even a presidential nudge yet behind the headlines, it's unclear how many native americans think. Washington redskins racist my opinion is that's a name that not only the team should keep decoder redskins trademark ruling: another washington political football washington redskins asked by half of us senate to change racist name.
Last week, a washington post poll found that 9 of 10 native americans weren't offended by the redskins name not surprisingly, the washington football team lauded the findings, though that shouldn't be misinterpreted as everyone thinking that the name is acceptable. The washington redskins premiered a video monday in which native americans explain why they don't think the team's hot-button name is offensive. 90 percent of native americans aren't bothered by the washington redskins football team name, a new washington post poll has found. Draft day trades, positions of need vs best player available, evaluating prospects & everything that goes into one of the biggest @nfl events of the year #redskins vp of player personnel doug williams breaks it all down: https:// redskin/2hbblmh pictwittercom/pcl481atin. Pundit claims redskins historically used as 'term of respect' the redskins team name was not harking back to french-meskwaki treaty councils, shoemaker said this fact-check isn't about whether the redskins owner believes his football team's name is meant to be.
Native americans speak on the meaning of the word redskin over the past few years, the name of the washington redskins football team has come under attack by many groups including portions of the government and media. President obama is wading into issues of culture and professional football, saying the washington redskins football team should consider a new name if i were the owner of the team and i knew that the name of. The fact that we have in our head coach, lone star dietz, an indian, together with several indian players, has not, as may be suspected, inspired me to select the name redskins, marshall said in the ap report.
Never, washington redskins owner dan snyder told usa today it's that simple with that statement, snyder tried to shut the door on 50 years of debate about his nfl franchise's name and logo. Two nfl analysts have announced that they will no longer refer to washington's professional football team as the redskins on air phil simms of cbs and nbc's tony dungy have decided not to use the name, which is considered by many to be a slur against native americans. Daniel snyder remains resolute in his position to not change the name of his football team washington redskins have trademark revoked today's ruling will have no effect at all on the team's ownership of and right to use the redskins name and logo.
Native american activists have reignited the debate over changing the washington redskins football team name on sunday, they rallied outside the fedex field in landover, maryland. Debate over the name and logo of the washington redskins nfl franchise has raged on for 20 years many journalists are taking a stand by refusing to print the name.
If nearly two decades of covering sports and living in the nation's capital have taught me anything, it's that when someone tells you it's not about the money, it's probably about the money. Half the us senate urged national football league commissioner roger goodell on thursday to change the washington redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
President barack obama has weighed in the pro football commissioner, has too and now, a native american tribe hopes recent attention to controversy surrounding the name of washington's national football league team will provide the momentum needed to get it changed. The annual tribal nations conference gave president obama another chance to call on the washington redskins football team to change its nickname redskins officials, saying the name is not offensive, have so far resisted calls to change their name. New washington redskins quarterback alex smith is not concerned about what his stats might look like with gruden also ranks among the most outstanding players and coaches in the history of the arena football league player name can't-miss play: captain kirk goes into overdrive on 12. Home opinions sports is the football team name redskins offensive add a new topic is the football team name redskins offensive add a new topic its a football team its name has changed before it can change again you can keep you're colors and players.