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Sunday, August 11, 2013

SLATE WON'T USE WASHINGTON REDSKINS TEAM NAME ANYMORE

In a desperate bid for attention, Slate.com, the property recently passed up by Jeff Bezos in his new purchase of the Washington Post, has announced that it will “no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.” Which, presumably, is designed to make Redskins owner Daniel Snyder cry tears of salty disappointment as he wipes them away with $100 bills. David Plotz, editor of Slate, breaks the bad news:
This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins. For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians…. Why, then, has nothing changed? Because the choice of the team’s name belongs to one person, Washington owner Daniel Snyder.
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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who cares..... Personally it isnt up to a crybaby politically correct liberal rag to change the names of stuff they dont like.... Oh and to the PC people get over it you dont like them you dont have to watch them

Anonymous said...

Damn, I was getting ready to go to bed, now I will be sleepless worrying over this new dilemma. Or not. Stupid,stupid,stupid.

Anonymous said...

never herd of Slate. so who cares

Anonymous said...

If it is so racist then why are schools on Indian Reservations using the mascot "Redskins" and "Warriors?"

Anonymous said...

The indians don't care...except a few with big mouths, who have nothing better to do than complain and cry, victimizing themselves and their race.

Never even heard of slate.com, and Bezos is a douche, so meh.

Pathetic. Hail To The REDSKINS!!!

Anonymous said...

If America was allowed to vote,like they do on American Idol,America's Got Talent,etc,I seriously believe the Redskins name would stay.If the owner really wants to be open minded about this he should have a national poll, open for 24 hours and let America vote.Football IS America.Let the majority decide.

Anonymous said...

NFL more concerned about the name, rather then player violence off the field, drugs, steroids and dog fighting? Seems fair ignore the real problems and maybe they'll go away.

Anonymous said...

I don't follow football much, so I don't really care...but do you guys really think "Redskins" isn't an offensive, racially charged name? Guess you'd be OK with last year's Super Bowl being between the Baltimore Darkies and the San Francisco Queers too.

Anonymous said...

They could be called the "Deadskins" which is what the old Baltimore Colts called them back in the day

Anonymous said...

Slate can stuff it.

Anonymous said...

"Guess you'd be OK with last year's Super Bowl being between the Baltimore Darkies and the San Francisco Queers too." Now there's a game I wouldn't miss!

Anonymous said...

It's an inappropriate name whether or not people want to admit it. If it was the Detroit Tarbabies I'm pretty sure that name would be changed in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

If this flys,imagine how many other teams will be pressured into changing their name.Not only in pro sports,but college and high school sports as well.Atlanta came under a lot of pressure years back to change "The Braves".The rubber tomahawks were also deemed offensive.

Anonymous said...

I'm slated to ignore this, like most of the pap they publish.

Almost all public references to Indians, Native-Americans, etc. are positive in nature. Those terms used by sports teams actually honor the legacy of the various tribes.

IMHO, without this commemoration, their existence would slip from memory as part of the general dumbing down in history studies.

'Activists' and those who are PC driven are doing the tribes in general a major disservice by trying to purge mascot names!

Anonymous said...

I guess slate found a band wagon to jump on
DWI meaning Deal With It

Anonymous said...

We are worried about a team name when the country is being destroyed by our GOv? We take weeks to watch a murder trial that should never have been, we have soldiers killed everyday in the desert? We worry about the n word but the word cracker that is equally bad for white people? At this rate we will elect snoop dog as our next prez, with deputy dog as the AG.

Anonymous said...

Just more reinforcement in my belief that some people have way too much time on their hands that allows them to worry about things that really don't matter. Most of these people probably have many things in their own lives that should be addressed before something as meaningless as this subject. Don't like the name, root for another team. I think their are 31 others. Stand by your guns Mr. Snyder. Don't change the name. It's only offensive if you choose to let it be offensive. Glad I gave up reading the Post years ago no matter who the owner.

Anonymous said...

What are the odds that the bigwigs at the former Washington Post holding company (new name still not determined) turn in their Redskin season tickets?

Confident that Slate employees have now been informed by their employer not to beg for NFL tickets in general and Redskin tickets in particular?

PC hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

my neighbor is a native American , she thinks this is so stupid.
I guess we can call them the colored skins. Maybe not , the blacks will get offended.

Anonymous said...

In some ways I agree with Slate. Is the term "Redskins" any less offensive for teams that may have a designation that is hurtful to a segment of our country?
How about these team names...would they be OK?:
"The New York Jews"?
"The Washington Sambos"?
"The West Virginia Hillbillies"?
"The Florida Old Farts"?
"The San Francisco Homo's"?
If our Native Indians weren't so busy counting the take from their casinos and cigarette sales, they might get a bit more organized to protest this obvious ethnic slur.

Anonymous said...

You Own It, You Name It. Case Over. I think it should same as is.map

Anonymous said...

Slate is hardly the end all when it comes to ownership & corporate name choices

Anonymous said...

Who?