I think it is time for the Washtington DC NFL team to change their name. It is offensive. We need to stop arguing that it is not. Here is one exercise to prove my point. Take any color, put the word “skin” at the end and tell me if it doesn’t sound offensive.
See…sounds utterly racist. The only reason why Redskin doesn’t sound that racist is because we have grown up saying it. It is part of our culture. Yet, it is offensive.
Now if you are not offended by the term because your family is 1/365 Cherokee, it still doesn’t make the term any less offensive. You are simply not offended by it.
When Washington does change it’s name (I think it is only a matter of time now) I do not think they will lose any fans. There will be some who will still wear old jerseys or paraphernalia, but the revenue of people having to buy new jerseys, banners, hats, everything, means they will probably make a nice prophet that year.
If your mind is still not made up, watch this brilliant piece by The Daily Show because it makes a great argument.