Should the Washington Redskins change their name? | The Tylt

Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

For years, activists have demanded the Washington Redskins change their name due to the racial implications of both the name and the team's mascot. Many feel the term “redskin” is a derogatory term meant to denigrate Native Americans and has no place in football. However, the team’s fans and owner want to keep the name because it’s a traditional name of a proud franchise. What do you think? 🏈

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The term "redskin" was used in the 1800s as a way of identifying and eventually ostracizing Native Americans. Why would a $2.85 billion organization want to associate their brand with that term?

There is no honor is being called something so derogatory. There are plenty of alternatives, too. "Warriors", "Redhawks" and "Sentinels" are just a few. Change the name, Synder.

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Some people find "redskin" offensive, but did they know the term may have come from a Native American? According to the Washington Post, a British lieutenant colonel translated a letter from Chief Mosquito, referring to other Native Americans as "redskins."

Ownership changed the name from the Boston Braves to "redskins" to honor William “Lone Star” Dietz, who identified himself as a Sioux, and other Native Americans on the team. The franchise is filled with respect, and the team should keep the name.

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Should the Washington Redskins change their name?
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