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Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

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The question is not, "Should the Washington Redskins Be Forced to Change Their Name?"

 

The question is, "Should the Washington Redskins Change Their Name?" meaning the team and its ownership makes the decision to change the name.

 

The quickest way to get them to change their name? At next year's draft, if their first round draft pick happens to be black, that draft pick does a John Elway and publicly refuses to play for the team, citing a name bearing racial overtones. Kind of curious no current member of the team who also happens to belong to a historically racially oppressed minority hasn't stood up and said something.... hmmm....

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I didn't mean to imply that Matthias(OP) or anyone else suggested that they be forced.  Its just that every time Ive had this conversation there comes a point where comparisons are drawn to other racial epithets and how society wouldn't stand for those and we shouldn't stand for this - a veiled intimation that they should be forced.

 

I was just getting out in front of that tangent.

 

 

Again I agree that they should change but I dont see it happening without Dan Snyder arriving in his skybox to see his team play and looking down on a mostly empty stadium.

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i think changing it would be the ethical thing to do, yes

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I simply find it uncomfortably ironic that there is a large number of African Americans on this football team who completely and utterly bristle at the notion of someone using a racial epithet toward them. But they seem to have no problem playing for an owner who, by the sheer nature of his attitude, seems to be okay with a team name that is considered by many as just that- a racial epithet. I guess as long as it's not directed at you, it's okay? And as long as said owner is signing their paychecks, it's okay as well

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I agree up until the point where you said the nfl and nflpa shouldn't call for a change. I think it is their place. I wish a draft pick would hold out based on the name.

I would recommend anyone who is offended by the name vote with their feet and pocketbooks and withdraw their support for the organization and team.

I do not however support forcing them to change. If the ownership wants the change or feels the economic consequences of keeping the name I would welcome a change to something less divisive. I dont think its the right of the NFL, the NFLPA, or the general public to call for this change. If the fans of that team want it they have the power to let the ownership know and that should be the beginning and the end of who has a say in the name of that franchise.

To be clear...

I would support a name change.

I just dont think Panther fans or the NFL or Budweiser or the Elders of the Cherokee Nation have any say in the matter.

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The question is not, "Should the Washington Redskins Be Forced to Change Their Name?"

The question is, "Should the Washington Redskins Change Their Name?" meaning the team and its ownership makes the decision to change the name.

The quickest way to get them to change their name? At next year's draft, if their first round draft pick happens to be black, that draft pick does a John Elway and publicly refuses to play for the team, citing a name bearing racial overtones. Kind of curious no current member of the team who also happens to belong to a historically racially oppressed minority hasn't stood up and said something.... hmmm....

They still don't even have a first round pick.

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OK so if they change their name do they also have to change their logo?  Could they shorten in to the "Skins" and then just have some feathers/spear or something like Florida State?

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OK so if they change their name do they also have to change their logo?  Could they shorten in to the "Skins" and then just have some feathers/spear or something like Florida State?

 

Foreskins would be my (obvious) choice, although I think posting logo ideas might get me banned.

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Foreskins would be my (obvious) choice, although I think posting logo ideas might get me banned.

 

 

But unclipped guys my take offense to that name. 

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