In case you missed it: The NFL team whose name is a dictionary-defined racial slur for Native Americans tweeted out a cheery Thanksgiving greeting.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 27, 2014
Given the team's use of its controversial name and iconography in the message, on an occasion that many Native Americans see as a reminder of genocidal campaigns against them, the tone-deaf tweet did not go unnoticed.
Also: Happy Labor Day from Walmart. pic.twitter.com/1ElcqvhxTK
— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) November 28, 2014
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) November 28, 2014
Have you ever seen those cartoons where Wile E. Coyote doesn't realize he ran off the cliff https://t.co/x1yYtgbVLZ
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 28, 2014
.@redskins y’all just needed to skip this holiday, man. go deadbeat dad with it, for we know self-awareness is too much.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) November 27, 2014
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) November 28, 2014