Demand the Washington Redskins Change their Name!

Growing up in D.C., I played on a Pee-Wee football team coached by Mom and Dad.  We got to choose our team name, mascot and uniform.  In the shadow of RFK stadium we were the Dallas Cowboys complete with homemade blue stars on the helmets.

hail_redskinsYet, I find a strange allegiance growing to quarterback RG III and particularly to owner Dan Snyder who has defiantly told the world he will “never change the name” of his team despite criticism from President Obama.  But he should reconsider.

The name is an embarrassment that associates his team with what is worst about America.  He should  embrace all Americans and, in so doing, could unseat the Cowboys as America’s team.  He should drop the name “Washington” and be known simply as “The Redskins.”

Further irony:  If any groups in America today are subject to ridicule and unfair stereotyping, it isn’t Native Americans.  It’s southerners, people from rural areas, gun-owners and males.  But you don’t hear us demanding Jerry Jones change the mascot of his team.

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Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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