In Apparent Cave to Mob, Redskins Will Undergo “Thorough Review” of Team Name
On Friday morning, the Washington Redskins said it will thoroughly review the team’s name, amid calls for the team to change it because of its apparent insensitivity to Native Americans.
Owner Dan Snyder said in a statement that “[T]his process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field.”
Ron Rivera, the team’s new head coach, said that “[T]his issue is of personal importance to me, and I look forward to working closely with Dan Snyder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our military.”
The team name dates back to the 1930s, when the Redskins were based in Boston. The team moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937. But amid pressure from investors and Leftist politicians, the team may change its name, even though according to a 2016 Washington Post poll, 90% of Native Americans were against changing the name from “Redskins.”
But, as long as it makes Leftists feel good about themselves, tear it all down.