A new website, www.changethenamenow.org, is calling for the NFL to change the name of its Washington, D.C. football team because the name ‘redskin’ is a racial slur. They have included a petition and hopes:
- That the Washington NFL franchise changes its name, mascot and logo;
- That the franchise develops a public educational campaign on the reality of Native American history;
- That the franchise fund scholarship and athletic programs for Native American youth; and,
- That the franchise initiate a merchandise exchange or buy-back program to motivate fans to adopt the new name, mascot and logo and remove the old, racist standard from public view.
Where do I sign?
2 thoughts on “Change the name now”
They are using the Native Americans’ “image,” and might as well give something back to them.
What would you propose? The American way is to pay to make things right. But, as in this case and in so many others, money isn’t the issue and it certainly does not solve the problem of hatred. There must be a change of heart and an awakening of the conscious.