Redskins Name: Most People Still Support The Controversial Name And Want It To Stay

    February 1, 2014
    Tobias Roth
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Despite the controversy that has surrounded the name of the Washington Redskins throughout the history of the franchise, it has been stated the most people would support keeping the name the way that it is.

The name has received plenty of criticism over the years, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to insist that the name honors Native Americans, and even said that nine out of 10 Native Americans support the name.

The Redskins name has been in place for many years, and some people simply feel that if it has lasted this long, there is no harm in keeping the name around.

The name has continued to draw criticism, and made big headlines during the 2013 NFL season when the name Washington Bravehearts started trending in the news, although it was simply a hoax, and the team did not end up changing their name.

Roger Goodell made a statement recently regarding the Redskins name, and said “The Washington Redskins name has … from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context. For the team’s million of fans and customers, who represent one of America’s most ethnically and geographically diverse fan bases, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”

In addition to the controversy that has surrounded the team’s name over the years, the team completely fell apart over the past season, and Mike Shanahan was fired as a result, with his son Kyle Shanahan, who serves as an assistant coach, may be leaving the coaching staff too.

The team lost their franchise quarterback to injury during last year’s playoffs, and he struggled to perform over the 2013 season, which was a large factor to why they only won a few games all season.

Whether or not a change to the Redskins name would be able to help the franchise in any way, or the morale of the fans is uncertain, but they certainly need something to boost the team after such a disappointing season in 2013.

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  • Michael Harris

    I think they should keep the name Redskins but get rid of the Indian and make the logo a spiraling football/flames.So the name Redskins would symbloize the red"skins" as in pigskin…football

  • Hmm

    I am 50/50 on this issue. I can't stand how politically correct America has become. We are the biggest hypocrisy in the world and then we try to cover it by being politically correct. On the side, if there is anyone who should take care of it is that Native Americans because we freaking stole the country from them. Literally. There is no way to revise history and say that we didn't.

    At the end of the day, we just need to start doing what is morally right. I am watching a 9/11 documentary as I read this article and it is freaking obvious that people in our own government did 9/11. Look up Mike Ruppert and view his 2004 presentation. Mike is an ex-cop, who blew the lid of the CIA drug program, and his work on 9/11 is excellent. Normally, I can't get behind cops because they are such liars, but this guy was one of the good ones. If more cops were like him, we might not have 10,000 innocent people in our prisons. In fact, he mentions how the private prisons put an order in for 440,000 new beds after 9/11. Even he knows the corruption.

    Respect the Indians. Do what is moral. Do what is right. America needs to get back to the basics.

  • Art Dibell

    I think they should keep the Red Skins name but drop Washington. Washington is what's offensive these days!!

  • WisconsinNorm

    Let the Native Americans have an annual vote on this issue. The publicity would be good venue for their other national causes. If not the Washington Redskins, what name would be next? The logo is not offensive-at least not to anybody I know. I hope "Casino Owners" is off the table…