The Washington Redskins are facing a situation that is turning volatile as their team name is the subject of a massive debate over racism and what words are still derogatory and what can be used under the guise football fandom.
While basically everyone with a conscious or a history textbook opposes the name, there are some who support the Redskins in their bid to keep the team name what is is right now.
In an interview with Mike Richman of RedskinsHistorian.com, Ditka promptly tells liberals to get off his lawn and stop trying to change the Redskins name.
“What’s all the stink over the Redskin name?” Ditka said. “It’s so much [expletive] it’s incredible. We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian. Even though it was called a Redskin, what are you going to call them, a Proudskin? This is so stupid it’s appalling, and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be anything but the Washington Redskins. That’s the way it is.
It’s a hot button issue that has torn not only the sports world but the political spectrum right down the center. There are those who oppose the name rather strongly for it’s blatant racism and others who feel that the name either isn’t offensive or shouldn’t be forcibly changed because some hippy liberals are upset.
The bottom line is, the name is a racial slur and either Daniel Snyder is too embarrassed to admit he’s wrong or too ignorant to think he is, but it’s clear he has support in his campaign to keep the Washington name what it is.
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