The Washington team's inappropriate response is unfortunately consistent with the "playbook" that the Washington team and NFL continues to use to defend the offensive and harmful team name and logo of the Washington team.
The Federal Communications Commission is weighing a petition to ban the use of the name "Redskins" on broadcast outlets.
As it stands, the Redskins' 1-3 start isn't even the most painful part of their 2014 season. Instead, the team has been dog-piled by bad publicity even before the season began. Embracing the story of the Hominy Indians could be the perfect solution.
Whenever we can, we take people to task for being vile. We. We, the consuming public. We have a voice.
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...
America in 2014 typically condemns racist behavior in the sports world -- just look at what happened to Donald Sterling. However, we've stood idly by for decades when the object of the racism is Native Americans.
Despite Wednesday's ruling by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office that canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins," the question still remains whether or not team owner Daniel Snyder will change the name.
Times have changed and the tide is running against Daniel Snyder. Our society increasingly has little tolerance for racism, sexism, and all the other "isms" that keep us separate and apart.
In an interview with Time magazine, NFL cornerback Richard Sherman took a stand and became the first current pro football player to openly criticize the NFL for refusing to change the name of the Washington football team.
Sometimes you have to listen for the silences to understand what is actually being said. The NFL is considering penalties against players if they utter one of the most despicable racial slurs against African Americans.
The term 'redskin' is of the most derogatory in nature, the reality of which most know nothing about. Perhaps this is why, Washington Redskins, the name of a football team in the National Football League, does not disgust and overwhelm at mention.
"Redskins" is an offensive term and therefore inappropriate for the team representing our nation's capital. That's kind of obvious, right? Most Republicans don't think so. For one thing, Republicans tend to wear a set of blinders, crafted and actively maintained by the party's functionaries and its media priesthood.
This is not about which side is right. This is a lesson on how to approach differences. In this case, the Neshaminy kids took into consideration the opposing view. The billionaire NFL owner is just a bore.
If the Washington Redskins insist on keeping their name, we could always level the offensive playing field by renaming some other professional sports teams.
What about the day when I teach my child about our local team? When they ask me, "Daddy, what's a Redskin?", can I spin out a tale of tradition and pride and then simultaneously try to teach them about diversity and tolerance? I'm not as talented as Dan Snyder.
No racial group would stand for a team name that denigrated their cultural identity, but Native Americans are expected to stand by and accept this treatment just because some don't see the word as offensive.