Monday, October 7, 2013

What's in a Name - Washington Redskins

The hubbub over the NFL Washington Redskins name being offensive is gaining momentum.

Truly it is a remnant from a different age.  Culture no longer wishes to cling to offensive antiquated labels that don't apply.  It may bring back outdated mental images of people in a different culture sitting around, drinking and being dependent upon a check or food to show up without any work; because somehow it is owed to them.  It is an offensive caricature to bring up.  Let the name die as we grow to care for each other as human beings, as people rather than to just see groups.

I'm coming to agree the name should be changed.  The team should probably relocate for a clean break too.

Richmond Redskins sounds much better.