Members of congress urging the Redskins to change their name

According to the Associated Press, ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their names because of how offensive it is to Native Americans.

The representatives said Tuesday they’ve sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises.

 

The letter to Snyder says that ”Native Americans throughout the country consider the ‘R-word’ a racial, derogatory slur akin to the ‘N-word’ among African Americans or the ‘W-word’ among Latinos.”

 

Among the group sending the letters are the leaders of the Congressional Native American Caucus: Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has already stated that he’ll never change the name of his team.

  • http://gravatar.com/gavinwca gavinwca

    Tell these reposenitives where to go and how far to shove it. We are so tired of these politically correct idiots we could S&&T. Washington redskins have been around as long as I can remember, and only in the last few years have we seen all these complaints. Who is complaining ward Churchill., Elizabeth Warren. Both fake Indians to get the rewards of minority status. Who ever told Americans that nothing would ever insult them or upset them. Tell all these Fascist to get a life.