Friday, May 10, 2013

Daniel Snyder: Redskins name won't be changed

If you're an NFL fan, you probably know how controversial the Redskins team name is. In historical context, the word "Redskin" is a racial slur that many fans, including myself, believe should be banned from use and changed to something more Native American-friendly. But current team owner Daniel Snyder made it clear today that he doesn't have any intentions of doing such a thing. 

"We will never change the name of the team," the Washington Redskins owner told USA Today this week. "As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season."

With all due respect to him, his "it's history" reasoning is stupid. In American history, a lot of things have happened that we now regret in the modern day. 60 years ago, it was OK to walk the streets spouting out slurs. But not in 2013. It's time for Snyder to let his team become a part of the modern world. 

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