National Congress of American Indians says it’s time for the Redskins to change their name

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has stated that he would hope the Redskins will change their name if they ever want to play in the nation’s capital again.  FedEx Field is located in Maryland for those who don’t know, and there has been talk about them possibly coming back to D.C.

Like Mayor Gray, the National Congress of American Indians also believe it’s time for the Redskins to consider a name change.

NCAI supports Mayor Gray’s statement that the NFL’s Washington football team should only return to the nation’s Capital when the team’s name is changed. It’s time for the NFL and the Washington football team to join the 21st century and leave the mockery and racism of the past where it belongs, in the past. Mayor Gray joins a chorus of common sense voices in the Washington, DC area and beyond, who view the archaic and outdated mascot and name of the team as a blemish on the otherwise outstanding reputation of the people of the DC region, and the players and fans of the team.

Once again I can’t understand how a team is allowed to have a racist name like Redskins.  Sooner or later it’s going to have to change.

 

  • http://muncino jerry

    When are you idiots going to realize that its a freaking HONOR to be a teams mascot? This isn’t some archaic or derogatory about native americans. Ive heard the same argument that they should no longer be called “indians” but that doesn’t seem to prevent their little congress group for accepting things for what they are. People like all of you are the biggest problem in America and racism in general… all you want to do is find ways to pretend to be offended in order to draw attention to yourselves while claiming righteousness. Grow up and put your big boy pants on if you want to play in the big boy world.

  • John

    Some people make issues to make issues even if the nickname is not derogatory. Many indians were asked if offended by the title Redskins. many said no and we moved on. How about some of you in political office taking the hint and move on.

  • Tony

    Well if we are looking at NFL teams in that perspective….then we need to look at other teams further that don’t have an animal’s name or possibly a fictional character. Maybe as the Cowboys as portrayed and offensive to some as labeled a gang in the past or maybe even offensive bcuz of the term “Cowboys and Indians”. Maybe the Chiefs….possibly a racist team towards the Indian culture…Or maybe the barbaric Vikings are offensive towards their violent nature in the past by the way they lived. Hell, maybe even the Saints based on religion….everyone is so offensive with Christianity and their culture…..maybe the Saints are too religious to be in the league. Let’s add the old Houston Oilers on the offensive list becuz of all the rich oil giants that prey on the poor during key times of the year when they gouge prices…Geez….let’s just pick out 32 animals names and let each team pull one out of the hat and thats their nickname….that is if noone is alergic to them and it seems offensive. Maybe we try foods if it doesn’t offend diabetics…or cars/trucks if it don’t infringe on copyrights…shall we go on????? Maybe perception has a big impact on offensiveness here. If we changed teams nicknames everytime it offends someone we would never keep up with them. So, taking note of all that….If the challenge persists then I think Mr. Daniel Snyder in all of his knowledge and wisdom from his success will contribute some factual argument on the reasons why he should be able to keep his team as the Washington Redskins, as it has been for many years, and it continue to not offend the other 99.99999% of the world. Go fight for other causes in America that is actually impacting peoples lives please and leave the bs at the door…Have a good day offended people.