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Redskins Racist History

To the 79 Percent of People Who Don't Think the Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

Dan Treadway | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Dan Treadway

This isn't even a borderline case, guys. Given our long history of mistreatment of Native Americans naming a team with any reference to that culture is a ballsy proposition. But to not only do that, but to make the name a straight-up derogatory slur, is just completely absurd.

Redskins? How About The 'Redtails'?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

Hail to the Redtails! Hail victory! Ambiguous species with rose-tinted rear appendage or Tuskegee Airmen on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.! Tha...

Why the R*dsk*ns Need to Change Their Name

Amanda Blackhorse | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse

If we can agree that I should not be called a "redskin" because that would be racist, then isn't it obvious that the Washington NFL team should not use the name? Eighty years' use of a racist term does not make a racist practice a legitimate tradition. It makes it 80 years overdue for a change.

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Commentary from the blogosphere you may have missed this week.