Should the NFL Washington Redskins change their name?

  • Move into the 21st Century!

    This term was used to describe what the English thought of as brutes or savages. This same message is being passed on to the Native Americans and their youth. If a young Native American boy grows up seeing his people being portrayed as brutes or as savages, he would feel like he doesn't have an identity. Studies show that the rate of suicide is highest among the Native American youth. It is clearly harmful. Let's move forward as a society.

  • The word 'Redskin' is an oversimplification of a physical trait.

    It is definitely offensive. Would you call a team based off an African nation the Blackskins? Or how about a team based off an Asian nation the Yellowskins?
    Naming a team based off a tribe/nationality (i.E. Utes, Blackhawks, or Houston Texans) is not offensive, but naming a team based of an oversimplified physical appearance is definitely offensive.

  • Its a racist name

    Why should i need to say more? Just cause is WAS okay once upon time doesn't mean it should continue to be. If it was the "yellowskins" or "blackskins" everyone would be mad, why is it okay to be racist to native Americans? We exist and have rights just like everyone else.

  • They should change the name

    Racism consists of several different and often related beliefs centered around the concept of race. Modern options are often based in social insights of biological differences between peoples. One of today's major controversies is racism in sports whether it is the name of the mascot. Groups around the us have been fighting the names. However the teams simply have their own reasons for picking the name. They picked the name to show their strength, people are too politically correct, they have had the name for a long time.

  • You have to ask the american indians for permission

    They don't like it and they think it is offensive because an indian tribe rejected a donation from snyders original americans foundation who support and subscribed to the redskins. If you go to some indians and ask them about the redskins name they will straight away tell you that they hate the name.

  • No "Redskins" in Washington...

    I'm not offended by it,but I also don't really like team names that have nothing to do with the city or region itself. In fact,the federal government and "Indians" of many tribes have had bad relations since the 1800's and into the 1970's,with the American Indian Movement and there run-ins with the FBI. With that said,I don't think that Native Americans are too impressed with any attempt to "honor" their legacy by naming a team after them. How about instead giving them some reparations for all that has been taken from them over the years.
    But seriously,if I was Daniel Snyder I would leave it up to those groups most offended by this to come up with a suitable and RELEVANT name that everyone could appreciate. Maybe one associated with our nation as a WHOLE and not just on one group or something petty to do with the city itself. And if they could do that,then I would have the backbone to honor it,or at least strongly consider it. Bottom line is there has to be some compromise on both sides for this to work.

  • No one has cared for 77 years, why is it an issue now?

    The definition of freedom of speech is the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint, and this acts as a perfect argument of why the Washington Redskins should not change their team name. In June, the Redskins trademark was repealed for being an offensive team name to American Indians. This means that any merchant can sell Redskin's branded items without the money going to Dan Snyder, which will hurt the income for the Washington Redskins. This debacle is not fair to the Redskins and the owner of the team, Dan Snyder. I think this issue is not important compared to the numerous issues that should be paid attention to first in our world. There is no reason to make something an issue that has not been an issue for 77 years.

  • The name does not really matter its about the game

    Why does the name matter. Its about the game and the fun. The N-Word is not the same as the "Redskins"The N-Word is alot more differnt than the "Redskins" It is a bit racist but that does not really matter.The N-Word is alot more racist because it's a term of the name of black but a wrost way to say it

  • The washington redskins should not change their name

    The washington redskins should not change their name because first its been with them for over 80 years. Second the redskins aren't doing anything to make it racist. THird the redskins should not change their name because of the tribe and if the tribe wanted something to be done with their name they should of said something a long time ago but they didint.


  • No need to change.

    The Redskins are not and have not been using the word in any sort of negative way. They are not donning the name and attempting to fail on purpose to smear the term. While the term was once used as a racial slur, words only have the meanings that people give them and those meanings can change with time. It is better for everyone to move past such hateful things and allow the word to take on a new, more positive meaning.

  • Why not change what is really offensive?

    The name was coined to honor Indians by a Sioux coach.
    Indian teams of reservations use the same mascot.
    82 percent of Indians have no problem with it, with some endorsing it.
    Far more offensive is the objectification of women on the sidelines of every game, stereotype nonsense such as the to a hawk chop and the FSU warcry and the cursing of Jesus Christ in almost EVERY movie out there.
    It has nothing to do with offense, it has to do with white guilt which usually makes things worse.

  • Owner Daniel Snyder should never change it

    All of the Redskins' league titles were attained during two 10-year spans. From 1936 to 1945, the Redskins went to the NFL Championship six times, winning two of them.[3] The second period lasted between 1982 and 1991 where the Redskins appeared in the postseason seven times, captured four Conference titles, and won three Super Bowls out of four appearances.

  • Owner Daniel Snyder should never change it

    All of the Redskins' league titles were attained during two 10-year spans. From 1936 to 1945, the Redskins went to the NFL Championship six times, winning two of them.[3] The second period lasted between 1982 and 1991 where the Redskins appeared in the postseason seven times, captured four Conference titles, and won three Super Bowls out of four appearances.

  • Alot of Talk about Tolerance

    You know,in the land of the free and home of the brave we talk alot about peoples cultures,i for one believe myself and other fans have a culture in fooball(like sunday church)The Redskins are a prestigious team and have been either enemy or angel to many fans for 82 years and when you speak of people and culture you need to accept our football culture as well. We cant go to reservations to change their team names,or even sur-names of the moniker "white-killer" no we must accept their way of life and they can leave us to ours your all so stuck on the skin part of Redskin and none of you look at the culture.And to add one more quick thing to the Native commercial heres another thing you can add for "what we call Native people" you say proud unyielding and so on but you forgot overly sensitive and out of your jurisdiction.I cant bring myself to cheer for the redskins team but i will always defend a historic franchise that gave myself and others somthing to cheer for every sunday than the people complaining about the name could do in a

  • Oklahoma means "red people" in Choctaw

    Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people".

    I don't see anyone protesting the name Oklahoma. This is political correctness run amok. I'd like to know what % of native americans are offended by this name.

  • Nobody has cared for 80 years why care now

    The Redskins Are one of the most storied teams in NFL history and why would anybody change that. Plus 90% of Native Americans support the name. Washington has to keep their name because it doesn't affect most Native Americans and it is a historic team I am a Redskins fan for life.

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