Washington Post says Redskins’ name should ‘no longer be tolerated,’ keeps using it

President Obama himself has yet to “evolve” on the issue, but Slate’s decision to not use the R-word to refer to Washington’s NFL team has in the space of a month trickled up to the Washington Post, which has declared that the name should no longer be tolerated.

We’re not sure if there are any Native Americans on the Washington Post’s editorial board, but it published a piece today declaring that “the team’s name — no matter its storied tradition or importance to many fans — is a racial slur of Native Americans so offensive that it should no longer be tolerated. Imagine, as we wrote in 2006 advocating a name change, Mr. Snyder, or anyone else for that matter, sitting in a room with Native Americans and calling them ‘redskins.’ Not likely.”

The Post did acknowledge that the name is a racial slur in a 2006 editorial, and yet that didn’t stop the paper from printing it a few thousand times since then. To its credit, Slate (which rarely covers sports) settled on ________ as a workaround, while the Post is apparently waiting for the team’s owners to make the decision for them.

Twitter kindly provided plenty of alternative names for the team (like the Washington Lame Ducks). Will the Post insist on one as a condition of covering the team? Do people care?

A protest is expected at this weekend’s game in Green Bay.

  • SHREDIT

    Screw the washington post. Their leftist propaganda should no longer be tolerated!

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Washington Post is one of the most offensive names in the business. They should rename it to Pravda.

      • CatHerder

        It’s taken.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Washington Pravda will do.

    • DefCon99

      It is an offensive term.

      • TocksNedlog

        I agree.
        .
        “Washington Post” is an offensive term to objective journalists the world over.

      • TocksNedlog

        I agree.
        .
        “Washington Post” is an offensive term to objective journalists the world over.

  • Marcy Cook

    What shall we call them? Potato Skins?

    • Clayton Grant

      The Franchised Native Americans

      • objectivefactsmatter

        What? Give up the class victim narratives? Should be the Disenfranchised Native Americans.

        • DefCon99

          Bureaucrats?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Bureaucrats?”

            They’re as plausible as victims as many of the other “groups” suggested by deranged leftists.

    • Shootist

      No, the Pig Skins, of course.

      That begs a question. Can Muslims play Football, what with the pigskins and all?

      • DefCon99

        They don’t use pig skin anymore

    • trixiewoobeans

      Foreskins?

      • Clayton Grant

        Perfect! They could even make it like Brothers Grimm thing: The Rumpled Foreskins

        • trixiewoobeans

          Only if Patton Oswald is their mascot. He’s the original Rumpled Foreskin. He wouldn’t even have to wear a costume!

    • Steve_J

      Cerisederma?

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Blue-bloods?
      Yellow-bellies?
      Green-envies?
      White-knights?
      Black-hearts?

      (Apologies to Joan Jett)

    • DeadlockVictim

      Just drop “Washington”. That’s the offensive part.

    • cscape

      I believe that the team ought to be renamed “The Washington Indigenous People of the Americas” (that should just about cover it all)

    • cscape

      oh…. someone suggested to rename the team the “Foreskins”…. but that might arguably be considered anti-semitic!

    • DefCon99

      How about Americans?

    • TexSizzle

      Sunburned Persons? My skin turns red when I’m sunburned. 😉

  • Perso Nasplit

    i don’t get it. what is the deal here? either change it or don’t. let the purchaser of tickets and sponsors decide if they are more upset over the name than the sport.

    people get too offended when it comes to crap like this.

  • Shootist

    Editorial board: The team’s name is a racial slur that should no longer be tolerated http://wapo.st/17wRGeD

    Simple, don’t go to the games.

  • Michelle

    I can never keep up with the Left’s ever-changing rules. So, when a person of color identifies themselves as a “person of color” “a woman of color” we are supposed to embrace that, but be told it’s shameful to actually…say the name of the color? Don’t get it.

    Actually, anyone born in the United States is a “Native American”. Native means where a person or thing came into existence, not a person or thing that was there first. No human beings magically sprung up from thin air on this continent. Even the group referred to as “Native Americans” came here…from someplace else.

    So in reality, ANY of us born here is a Native American and as one, I have no issue with the name Washington Redskins.

    • CatHerder

      Ain’t it great we have so few worries that we can afford to obsess about non-issues like this, though? I don’t know what we’d do if we had any real problems, like all them furriners have.

    • DefCon99

      So what’s your ethnic background? Find the most offensive term for your group and make it a mascot.,

      • Michelle

        I’m not the least bit offended by any words used to describe my ethnicity. Such things do not define me. Aside from that, I’m from a generation when “offensive” meant with intent to hurt, and not simply any word someone didn’t like.

        • Shubi

          Michelle, I really liked your reply to DefCon99’s petulant little whimper of a comment. You are obviously very wise. I know it was probably unintentional but I especially enjoyed the way you – in a very classy way, of course – made him look like the limp-wristed little putz he no doubt is. Excellent.

          • Michelle

            Thank you Shubi – Using sense and logic usually pulls the carpet out from under petulant little whimper comments. :-)

          • DefCon99

            so anyone who disagrees with you is petulant?

          • DefCon99

            Where was the sense and logic part of your argument again?

          • DefCon99

            Oh how I would like to meet you face to face some day. Even conservatives can find some words offensive. But I don’t have to explain myself to you.

        • Shubi

          Michelle, I really liked your reply to DefCon99’s petulant little whimper of a comment. You are obviously very wise. I know it was probably unintentional but I especially enjoyed the way you – in a very classy way, of course – made him look like the limp-wristed little putz he no doubt is. Excellent.

        • Marcy Cook

          Absolutely Michelle. And I also grew up with “Sticks and stone can break my bones but names will never harm me.”

          People need to grow up.

          • DefCon99

            People also need to evolve and realize that words have different meanings over time. Redskins is a perjorative when referring to Native Americans. When referring to peanuts, it’s a descriptive word and indicates a tasty treat.

          • DefCon99

            Remember the old diet candy called Aids? They refused to change their name and went out of business.

        • DefCon99

          Really, isn’t it time to give this one up? I’m not arguing from a PC background, just one white guy who doesn’t think redskins should apply to anything other than a peanut.

        • DefCon99

          “Redskin” is not a term of endearment.

        • DefCon99

          How about the San Francisco Chinks? New York Dagos? Cleveland n-words? Los Angeles Spics? Texas Wetbacks?

      • Keith

        Cleveland Crackers? Louisville Limeys? I’m ok with them.

        • Michelle

          I’m half of Irish descent, a slur for them is Mick. I’m offended at Disney’s use of the words in Mickey Mouse and am lodging a complaint. Hopefully, Gloria Steinheim and the ACLU will back me. DOWN WITH MICKEY MOUSE! I AM OFFENDED!

          • chetnapier

            I am offended that Celtics is not pronounced right

          • Boommach

            You wouldn’t be saying that if MICKey were a white mouse…
            I’ll stack Al Sharpton up against Gloria Steinem any day of the week.

            Hey AL, get yo butt down here right away…and bring some dog crap…lots of it. We have a mission of Trayvon Martin proportions.

          • Michelle

            “We have a mission of Trayvon Martin proportions.” This made me laugh out loud!

          • Boommach

            Thanks Michelle, I enjoy following you. You’re always witty, fun and take no prisoners. Appreciate you.

          • Michelle

            Thanks Boom – this is one of my fave places to come for giggles, the comic relief helps keep me sane while our country is falling apart. Very funny and enjoyable crowd around here!

          • Boommach

            Thanks Michelle, I enjoy following you. You’re always witty, fun and take no prisoners. Appreciate you.

          • Michelle

            “We have a mission of Trayvon Martin proportions.” This made me laugh out loud!

          • Boommach

            You wouldn’t be saying that if MICKey were a white mouse…
            I’ll stack Al Sharpton up against Gloria Steinem any day of the week.

            Hey AL, get yo butt down here right away…and bring some dog crap…lots of it. We have a mission of Trayvon Martin proportions.

      • Keith

        Cleveland Crackers? Louisville Limeys? I’m ok with them.

    • TexSizzle

      What I find amusing is that they like the term “person of color” but hate the equivalent “colored person”. It makes no sense; therefore it is perfect for liberals.

      I agree: I am a native American because I was born here in Texas. I may be a Native American, because there is an argument among some of my relatives about whether one of my great-great grandmothers was from a tribe forced out of Georgia to Oklahoma by the founder of the Democrat Party, Andrew Jackson. [Note the capitalization difference of the word “native” in the two preceding sentences.]

  • http://MyBlackBookMag.com/ Noah David Simon

    call them the Reds. Washington is already a bunch of commies

  • Brother bob

    Washington post will no longer be tolerated.

    • TexSizzle

      How about Washington Compost? No, that won’t work. Compost is useful.

  • John

    How about Washington Cavalry?

    • abcnewscansuckit

      Well, there you run the risk of “offending” the Code Pinko c-words. As stupid Goodell said, if a name offends ONE PERSON, then they must “listen” to them. Goodell is a fool and a terrible commissioner. Boy do I miss Pete Rozelle!

  • Stupid Republic

    Like petulant children, the left latches onto one trivial issue, amplifies the snot out of it in their echo chamber, creates a faux crisis and uses it to get their way.

    Then it’s onto the next trivial issue

  • therealguyfaux

    Aww, let Jeff Bezos buy the team and change the name to the Washington Amazons, and see what happens. Not like the people of DC have any great love for the current owner, but they might have some difficulty with the name change– but screw ’em. That’s what the current owner is doing, anyway.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    Yawn. Didn’t they try and make this a thing a few years back and, aside from a few Native American activists and the usual screeching left wing social justice nut jobs, no one wanted the name changed?

  • BoscoBolt

    I’m not sure why liberals hate Native Americans so much – but, their constant push to erase all reference to Native Americans is very troubling. Soon, thanks to liberal whining, Native Americans will be completely forgotten, removed from history, removed from popular culture, removed from the English language and removed from the public consciousness.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      But running EVERY casino in the lower 48!

    • abcnewscansuckit

      Good! Maybe then our screwels will begin teaching the REAL story of Thanksgiving, or the ones who still teach white history, that is.

    • cscape

      in a related story (SARC), the Washington Post also is recommending name changes for the following US States: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona and Alaska (forgive me if i left anyone out)

      • algonquinmatt

        As a resident of Illinois, i’m surprised that native Americans are not insisting that the name of our state is changed, and in this case i would not blame them.

        Who wants to be associated with this state?

        • cscape

          and….. being from the “land of the big hill” (Massachusetts) i feel the very same way – and might i add… the liberals who run this “commonwealth” treat our native americans like crap (or worse)

      • algonquinmatt

        As a resident of Illinois, i’m surprised that native Americans are not insisting that the name of our state is changed, and in this case i would not blame them.

        Who wants to be associated with this state?

      • TexSizzle

        You forgot Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas. How could you??!!

        • cscape

          i wasn’t certain….. thought it might be a Spanish word??? with deepest apologies

        • cscape

          i wasn’t certain….. thought it might be a Spanish word??? with deepest apologies

  • Love of Country

    You won’t see the Dallas Cowboys actin a fool like this ….. probably because most cowboys are honored as the redskins should be. But will Peta speak up for the mute Broncos and Seahawks? We’ll have to wait and see.
    Still though this whole brouhaha could prolly be avoided if they just let the Indians build an “out-of-the-way” casino tucked away somewhere inside of FedExField Stadium …. with full tax-exempt status, of course.

  • Warren Wilson

    My Professional Frisbee league is expanding.
    Soon you can tune in to ESPN and see the Compton Slavebloods, the El Paso Tacobenders, Kenosha Polaks, the Baltimore Plantation Negroes, not to mention the San Francisco Fudgepackers, the Malibu Honkies, Salt Lake Saltine Crackers, and their nemeses the Denver Snowmen. Will people complain if they annex the Dearborn Twowlheads and the Garden Grove Slopes?

    • Clete Torres

      I thought the FudgePackers played in Green Bay?

    • Wiki David

      Wait I’m offended … that you’d be on espn.

    • DeadlockVictim

      As a fan of the New England Micks and Frogs, I am offended, sir!

  • Steve_J

    WP doesn’t like the Redskin name they should put up at least a couple of billion dollars buy the Redskins then change the name from the Redskins to something more to their liking. Then the Redskin name will be gone.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    The Washington “POST” is a racial slur and should never again be uttered. It reminds me of the Whipping Post” slaves were tied to and beaten, sometimes to death. Therefore this “POST” should never again be uttered.

    • trixiewoobeans

      My thoughts exactly. The word, “Post,” is scary and makes me think bad things.

    • Emily B

      I’m still grappling with my complicity in this….

      • trixiewoobeans

        You should be. Imperialist!

  • adam

    Just call them the Washington Crackas…. I’m sure all the liberal papers will rave about what a great change it is and how it points out white privilege.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Dan Snyder was a devout Redskins maniac long before he became a billionaire. He’s never,ever going to change that name. Guy basically said he got rich to buy his favorite football team. Nobody can make him change the name, and he’ll be CEO of the ‘Skins for decades to come. It’s a dead issue. That’s reality that won’t be changed by phony outrage. I see some Indian politicians have targeted this issue for a career boost. Would love to see some man on the street interviews with Regular-Joe Indians to see if they even give a hoot.

    • trixiewoobeans

      They don’t. They actually like and are proud of it, and pissed that “Whitey Libs” are stirring a pot that didn’t need stirred. But of course, Whitey Libs DO know what’s best for all of us!

  • GaryTheBrave

    They should use the Wizards former name, The Washington Bullets.

    • trixiewoobeans

      NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! GUNSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

      • stuckinIL4now

        Yeah that would really make libturd heads explode–stat.

    • bfplncc

      or before them, the Baltimore Bullets!

  • Tom

    Sometime in the last 20 years ( I say 20 because I’m 29 now and I don’t remember it being this way when I was a kid, but maybe that’s just revisionist history by me and it’s been longer) we lost what, to me, should be the key tenet of offensiveness: the willful intent on the part of the so-called offending party to actually BE offensive. It seems like today it’s accepted to just go, “I’m offended, change it”.

    It’s a name, a word. Would I personally be heartbroken if they changed it? No, I couldn’t care less, but I’m not a Washingtonian or a fan or stakeholder of the team, and that’s whose opinion actually matters to me on this. The Redskins don’t (as far as I know, and I admit I may be wrong on this, so by all means someone with more knowledge feel free to correct me) claim an affiliation with any specific Indian–sorry, Native American–tribe that they should have to answer to, and unless you’re inherently offended by the existence of football and/or their particular style of play, they don’t actually DO anything offensive with the name.

    To jump tracks to the N-word for a sec, I always find it strange that the rationale used to justify the double standard of why black people are allowed (or at least, given a pass) to use it and others aren’t, is that they’re using it with a positive connotation or “taking it back”, so to speak…and yet the same logic isn’t applied here. The use of “Redskins” with a purely positive connotation, applied only to the football team and any of its tangent activities, is all of a sudden looked upon as some kind of verbal war crime.

    I guess I end my philosophical exercise with just a rhetorical question: Are names inherently offensive? Are you a “bad” person, place, team, corporation, etc. just for having a “bad” name? Even if all you do with it is good (or at least innocuous) things? I mean, I say no, but obviously the mileage of public opinion seems to vary.

    • Dale Glenn

      Excellent points but as a Dallas Cowboys’ fan, when I use Redskins, there is no positive connotation to it.

      • Ted H.

        likewise when i say ‘cowgirls’ :p

  • Sandalphon

    Washington Post? Washington owned slaves, I demand they change their name immediately!

  • JeffWRidge

    I know, let’s call the team, “The Washington Whiteys.” Want to bet that no one would call that insensitive?

    • Osama0bama

      As a Redskins fan, I have offered that they could call them the “Washington Honkies.” ‘Twouldn’t offend me a bit. The mentally ill that are “offended” (I’ve yet to hear a genuine “native American” — not the Fauxcahontus Liberals who falsely claim that they are 1/1000th genuine Onkwehon indian just to try and make themselves sound truly offended — that is offended by the name ‘Washington Redskins’) can go suck it!

    • ClamCop369

      Washington “RedNecks” would do it for me!

    • ClamCop369

      Washington “RedNecks” would do it for me!

  • diomedeshermes

    How about Washington Cherokees? I know its not disrespectful, therefore it defeats the purpose.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I think Liz Warren has a copyright on that name.

  • Aeffesstoo

    Leave the name alone. Change the mascot to a potato with a red skin. Tell the washington post to go to hell

    • TocksNedlog

      Merchandise sales might suffer a tad.

    • TocksNedlog

      Merchandise sales might suffer a tad.

  • Clete Torres

    Remember: You cannot spell ‘compost’ without ‘Post.’

    • Kate

      Mark Levin always refers to the paper as the “Washington Compost.” I’m also a fan of his nicknames nicknames for “The New York Slimes” and “The Associated Depress.”

      • Osama0bama

        The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation.

      • stuckinIL4now

        Meet The Depressed and Deface The Nation.

    • RedSoloCup

      Or “Post” without POS.

  • NanNJ

    Does anyone else think this confirms that liberalism is a mental disorder??? Are the Fighting Irish mocking the Irish??? I think not. These people are truly insane. Insane I say. Go Redskins!!! If the Giants don’t shape up, I may root for you this year.

  • RblDiver

    It shouldn’t be tolerated, all in the name of tolerance!!!

  • jmotivator

    If they change the name I will find a new pastime. I am so tired of liberal PC bullcrap seeping into every corner of my life.

  • mapache

    What a brave editorial! Instead of taking on Obama’s policies that are destroying our country you want to focus on sports teams. what is next DWTS?

    • Ted H.

      YES! because dancing is offensive to those not of able body, especially those brave souls that lost limbs because that bastard bush and his illegal wars!!!!!

      sorry….my ears picked up a static-y libtard station, kinda fcuked with normal programming. Carry on 😉

  • briscuit

    Actually, it was thousands of us in the DC area that found the WaPo so intolerable we cancelled our subscriptions to the point the paper was nearing collapse. It may still…we will see what Amazon does with it. It might turn out to be the biggest advertisement insert in history……

  • Wiki David

    Don’t have a name for the football team, but I have one for the Progressive Socialist Pussies. It’s Progressive Socialist Pussies.

  • CJ

    I live on Arapahoe St…I guess I should force the city to change the name because it’s a road and people walk on roads like the white man walked all over the Arapahoe people. Cheyenne Wy needs to change it’s name because…it’s named after the Cheyenne people and no Cheyenne people live there…it’s OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    • stuckinIL4now

      There are housing subdivisions all over my suburb with Native American names (including Arapahoe Trail) that were built and named in the 50s, 60s and 70s. I realize this is different than a football team name but imagine the confusion if we were suddenly forced to change all those street names which I have always felt were a way of remembering and honoring all those Native American names.

    • Emily B

      How about the state of Illinois? Named for the Illini Indians. Guess we’ll have to rename the state! I mean, they’ve already taken our beloved Chief Illinwek from the University of Illinois because he is “hostile and abusive”. Can’t even use the Chief logo anymore. Just a boring letter “I”. Halftime just isn’t the same without his “offensive” dance.

  • http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1mo1wzFiu1qbubzqo1_400.gif Cleatus Van Damne ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    As an Irish Minnesotan, I am deeply offended by the nickname “Vikings”, as the Vikings raped and pillaged in Ireland centuries ago.
    But not nearly as offended as the “quarterbacking” of Christian Ponder. He sucks.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      As an Irish Minnesotan, you are also a minority! Start some protests claiming victimhood from all the Scandos!

  • Osama0bama

    Apparently, these easily and always “offended” assclowns have never been to a Don Rickles performance. This and the last couple of generations needs to grow a thicker skin!

  • Damien Johnson

    Well stupidity shouldn’t be tolerated either and yet here we still are.

    • Chevypowered

      I’m all out of “rimshots” catch ya next payday! :-)

  • newcountryman

    How about the Thin Skins?

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s what the WaPo editorial board should rename themselves.

    • TocksNedlog

      That’s what the WaPo editorial board should rename themselves.

  • Whatsallthisthen

    The WAPO should no longer be tolerated, the editorial board is a slur against the entire human race.

  • Larry Rappaport

    Snyder will tell them to take swift walk into the Potomac and he’ll have all 120 million rabid NFL fans behind him. Snyder purchased the Washington Redskins. He didn’t purchase an expansion team, he purchased the brand. If they take this too far and factually disrupts the Redskins commerce, this could be tantamount to an alleged interference with the performance of an agreement position among many other judicial possibilities and he will win unless the city purchases the ball club. Snyder isn’t a guy to be pushed around at all. He’ll sell the players, empty the stadium but still cover the rent just to make a point.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    This was an issue some 30 years ago when I was in high school. It went nowhere then and probably will go nowhere now. Just more whining from the perpetually offended.

  • USPatriot

    Screw the political I’m offended crowd. Eat some goat cheese, wash it down with a hearty whine and kiss my Braves and Falcons.

  • DrSandman

    As an Irishman, I say BUGGER OFF.

    Just as soon as everyone else agrees to ban the drunk leprechaun from Notre Dame and the Boston Celtics, and the short-pantsed Dutch knickerbocker, and the Canuck, and the Braves, and the Reds, and…

  • Bemani Dog

    Do it: Washington Pork

    • objectivefactsmatter

      That’s the unofficial name for congress.

  • JGoolsby

    Interesting that the Redskins and Braves both originated in Boston….guess Boston is the capital of racial slurs for team nicknames.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      With the people they send to Congress, they’ve also bastardized the term Patriots.

  • Sharkteeth

    .The Washington Reich. Have Sheila Lee Jackson , Feinstein, Boxer , Pelosi , Hillary, DWS as cheerleaders. UGGH I just realized that there is not a good looking Progressive to be found in Congress.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Then when you change the name to something else, liberals will wail about “not being inclusive” and “lacking diversity” for not having a team named after brown skinned people.

  • Jeremiah Weldon

    You got to love the Washington compost, we’re on the verge of WW III and this is all they have to worry about?

  • MarcusFenix

    Though they’ve found at least one Native American group to agree, most (including this one right here) couldn’t care less.

    Of course, the actual history of where the term “redskin” originated was from the Native Americans themselves…not from white people. But facts, meh.

    Get over it WaPo. Unless you’re willing to absolutely condemn every N-word used in a rap song (maybe 5 full albums would get as many uses of that word as you’ve used the word “Redskins” over the last couple of years)…and unless you’re willing to take this fight to every slur, everywhere……drop it. No one cares.

  • Medicinewoman2

    Sorry future, alcoholism, drug addiction, dysfunctional families on reservations and this is a priority?????Really, guess that explains why my grandmother left the reservation.

  • praymorenow1

    The name is insulting, degrading, ugly, and just downright stupid in 2013.
    I agree 10000%.
    However, the NFL and media and powers that be…..have not only accepted it, and made gazillions off of it.
    Any real change re: the name will only happen if the owners recognize it is time to change…..and he won’t do it. I’d like to see him recognize he would make money w/ a new name, and a new direction…..just like he is now.
    I’m all for a name that is a tribute to Indians, Native Americans, a local tribe….but,
    Redskins is not that name. Ditto for The Braves logo…the name is fine, that stupid logo is insulting.

    • obitoo

      All you thin-skinned potato heads would be happy with taking the offensive part out of the name, right? Well, they could drop the “Washington” part, or maybe use something that actually matches the DC area’s present political leanings, like “The Washington Reds”, and get rid of that ‘offensive’ logo and replace it with a hammer and sickle like on the old Soviet flag. Or simply keep the name and change the logo to a red potato. Yep, that’s the ticket!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’m tired of the indigenous tribes using the term native “Americans.” America is a word derived from a European man. They should come up with their own name so I can stop being offended.

  • lisanemo

    What I find humorous is that in my corner of the states there was this big push to change high school team names that referenced Indians. However, the local tribes fought against this push because they weren’t offended, yet were honored by these schools using Indian names.
    It was just another PC agenda pushed by overly sensitive folks who just needed something to whine about.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Molon Labe. You’ll take my prized team and their name from my cold, dead Marylander hands. Hail to the Skins WaPo! Also Dan Snyder and most Skins fans will tell you to GFY and DIAF.

  • Ted H.

    Washington Cornball Brothers

    DUH….

  • Gutz_Otoole

    How about the Washington Culturally Inferior Drunks?

  • Magnifico

    The Washington Coexisters

  • bo1921

    We could simply purge every single entity in the USA of all Indian references, down to your local street name. Then in a couple of decades children might ask, “teacher, what’s an Indian”?

  • 4dees

    The WA Post needs to concentrate more on the Obama administration’s scandals, Obama’s lack of turning our economy around, Obama’s lack of lowering the unemployment numbers, and other MAJOR issues of our day.

  • jabusse

    weiner-skins?

    • Mamaelk09

      Or foreskins, an Anthony Weiner backed football team!

    • Mamaelk09

      Or foreskins, an Anthony Weiner backed football team!

  • Right Wired

    Mark my words: The Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots will be next. Browns will be called “racist”, Patriots will be called “imperialist”

    • swg

      when I was at UMass in the 1980s the brilliant student leaders tried to change the mascot (a Minuteman) because it was racist, sexist, imperialistic and militaristic. My choice: the Silly Old Gumper Bunnies.

  • cscape

    Our Beneficent President constantly refers to the team as the “Redskins”….. Shouldn’t he be made to undergo “sensitivity training” ?

    • jim3888

      I heard they were going to put his head in a jar after he dies, and put it in the Smithsonian, right next to Dillinger’s penis. they figure the two will get along very well.

  • cscape

    I’ll bet Ogburn wouldn’t be willing to change the name of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to something else, would he? (reasoning: COLORed people = a subset of REDskins)

  • 912er

    The word tribe offends me…stop saying it please.

  • Anne Chovey

    I have some blankets I’d like to give to the Washington Post editorial board.

  • jim3888

    redskins say Washington post should no longer be tolerated.

  • Peyton

    From my understanding, the term Redskin came into being because of the war paint, not because of the skin color.

  • arizonarebel

    Womp em! Stomp em! Chomp em! Score a touchdown!

    Womp em! Stomp em! Comp em! Score heap more!

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

  • PatriotRG

    seems like lots of middle age white lefties are getting agitated about their fav subject.

  • TocksNedlog

    So you change the name to “Washington ‘Skins” while keeping the logo the same. And then, you sit back and watch the liberals’ heads assplode.

  • TocksNedlog

    So you change the name to “Washington ‘Skins” while keeping the logo the same. And then, you sit back and watch the liberals’ heads assplode.

  • PatriotRG

    as there are only two white people on the team and no actual redskins what difference does it make!

  • PatriotRG

    as there are only two white people on the team and no actual redskins what difference does it make!

  • floridavet

    Washington Post speak with forked tongue and heap big bullsh*t. Hail To The Redskins!

  • neoface

    This political correctness runamok! Let’s all be offended that they use the name “Cherokee” for a car. Isn’t that also a clothing line? Ridiculous!!!!

    • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

       
      The World’s Fastest Indian” was a pretty good movie.

      About a white man and his motorcycle.

      Albeit, a tad boring at times.

    • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

       
      The World’s Fastest Indian” was a pretty good movie.

      About a white man and his motorcycle.

      Albeit, a tad boring at times.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

     

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    WHATEVER YOU DO

    DO NOT

    LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!

     

    YOUR HEAD

    WILL LITERALLY

    EXPLODE!

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  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

     

    .

    WHATEVER YOU DO

    DO NOT

    LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!

     

    YOUR HEAD

    WILL LITERALLY

    EXPLODE!

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  • WBee1 Proud Navy Wife

    I`m surprised they haven`t whined and moaned about the Atlanta Braves logo with the tomahawk.
    Still, give them time. By baseball season 2014 they`ll be complaining.

  • WBee1 Proud Navy Wife

    I`m surprised they haven`t whined and moaned about the Atlanta Braves logo with the tomahawk.
    Still, give them time. By baseball season 2014 they`ll be complaining.

  • Mark James

    There are some people who will complain because there’s nothing to complain about. This is a case of that syndrome.

  • Mark James

    There are some people who will complain because there’s nothing to complain about. This is a case of that syndrome.

  • Bozo Sapien

    The other day I read that “homeless” isn’t considered politically correct now either. They are referring to them as “houseless.” And, no, that is not a joke. I wish it were.

  • Bozo Sapien

    The other day I read that “homeless” isn’t considered politically correct now either. They are referring to them as “houseless.” And, no, that is not a joke. I wish it were.

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    The liberty school recognizes that there are certain basic functions, such as law enforcement, which government can perform effectively.

  • Kurt Harlacher

    I, like many other Americans, do not see the term Redskin a racists term. I am glad they are being honored with the name of a football team. Personally, I believe the helmet and uniforms are one of the best in professional sports. The team founders would not have branded their team with a negative team name. Keep the name! political correctness is killing good things w/ good intentions.

  • Guest

    If Dan Snyder is forced to change the name I will quit Watching the NFL

  • Guest

    How about “Washington Cavalry?” After all, they won.

  • Guest

    How about “Washington Cavalry?” After all, they won.

  • https://www.facebook.com/captainclarity CaptainClarity

    How about “Washington Cavalry?” After all, they won.

    Credit: Logo lifted and slightly edited from http://www.nevermoredesign.com/

  • https://www.facebook.com/captainclarity CaptainClarity

    How about “Washington Cavalry?” After all, they won.

    Credit: Logo lifted and slightly edited from http://www.nevermoredesign.com/

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    The washington post thinks the use of the term “redskins” is a disgusting slander against a proud and noble people. I think the proud and noble name of George Washington shouldn’t be associated with your disgusting paper. I propose a renaming as the District of Columbia Post.

  • Cabover_Country

    They can change it to the Washington Homosexuals.
    They are a bunch of dudes that slap each others butts during the game, then shower together afterwards.

  • NixTyranny

    Will the Washington Post and the PC police be wanting a name change for the state of Oklahoma, too?

    Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning “people” and humma meaning “red”).

    I think the Washington Post “should no longer be tolerated.”

  • NixTyranny

    Will the Washington Post and the PC police be wanting a name change for the state of Oklahoma, too?

    Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning “people” and humma meaning “red”).

    I think the Washington Post “should no longer be tolerated.”

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    The Washington Post kills trees for this crap?

  • Kevin Scott

    If a “racial slur” defines you as a person and dictates how you see yourself and how you function in society, your problems are much deeper than that and won’t be fixed by a simple name change.

  • jaun456

    Redskins,Redskins,Redskins

  • Ted H.

    so what is an ‘updated’ racial slur that could be used instead?
    What about the Kansas City Chiefs? which specific tribe or nation do they represent?
    I don’t seem to recall environmentalists being consulted about the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, or even the Houston Oilers.
    I missed the lecture circuit about the pros/cons of the Dallas Cowboys, was the ‘outdated’ old west consulted first? What about the 49ers?
    We cant possibly have the New York Jets in this modern time, not when jets are offensive to radical jihadists.

    Because, seriously….

  • TocksNedlog

    YOU are no longer allowed to say “white people” or “black people” or “brown people”. Fair?

  • TocksNedlog

    YOU are no longer allowed to say “white people” or “black people” or “brown people”. Fair?

  • bo1921

    Don’t forget; when the left called George Bush a cowboy, they weren’t being complimentary.

  • Emily B

    Yeah, that’s the reason….

  • Emily B

    Yeah, that’s the reason….