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 Mayor Gray joins a chorus of common sense voices in the Washington, DC area and beyond, who view the archaic and outdated mascot and name of the team as a blemish on the otherwise outstanding reputation of the people of the DC region, and the players and fans of the team.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.