Conservativelogic If you don't understand, perhaps you should listen to an interview by an American Indian who is offended and see if you can understand by putting yourself in his shoes? Just because YOU don't understand again, doesn't make it right nor does it make it right because some rich guy says so, or a bunch of people.
And wondering what the NAACP would deem racist in this scenario or that scenario is non productive, narrow minded and childish. If you are sincere in wanting and answer, seek knowledge, don't ponder "what ifs" in pity parties.
Donald Keller explain what is NOT offensive? Because it doesn't effect you? Because you are not American Indian? Because you are so used to treating American Indians like crap that doing the right thing is unimaginable? Are you so used to being a white bully it seems Ludacris? Really I am curious, what is it that is inoffensive to you?
You have to know the history behind the term. Redskins was referred to the skin of native american once they were murdered and skinned. Since it was covered in blood, they referred to the skin as redskin. This is similar to the n-word. The only reason that word is bad is because it was used in an offensive word in the past. The same is true about the term redskins. Also the feathers shown in the logo is also offensive because feathers has huge cultural meaning in tribes. It is like calling a team "Kike" and having the mascot wear a yamaka. The red skin also does not help because it ties in with the term redskins. Plus, since when is it appropriate to name a team a race. Cowboys is not a race and there is nothing offensive in their logo. And, if so many Native Americans demand that it be changed and find the term and mascot offensive, it does not matter what anyone else thinks; the name should be changed.
@thunderdog: That is completely false. Their actual skin color does have a bit of red in it. It could also be how they often painted red warpaint on themselves. It's stupid that so many whites are calling outcry when Native Americans don't care at all what the name of the team is.