Former Raiders executive Amy Trask wrote an article for Peter King’s MMQB. In her article she touched on her belief that the Redskins should change their names. ProFootballTalk.com asked her to elaborate. In part she says
My belief is premised on the following: we should not consider skin color when interacting with any person or group of people; it is unacceptable to use a derogatory term when referring to any person or any group of people; and the word Redskins has been widely used throughout our history as a derogatory slur….
…I understand the business issues associated with changing a team name and logo. I understand that there are costs associated with changing a team name and logo. I understand that many fans will be bothered by a change in the team name and logo. –ProFootballTalk.com
Trask is absolutely right. The NFL should not be endorsing a racist team name. Forget about tradition, forget about the money. The NFL and the Redskins have to do what is right