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Former FCC Chair: The Name Redskins Obscene



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(4/8/2013 1:26:46 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
REDSKINS. Maybe about 200 years ago, it was an offensive term. I am much too young to have ever heard it uttered as an insult. I was not part of the Trail of Tears (and I HATED learning of it--AWFUL!). I HAVE been a REDSKINS fan since I was old enough to remember, perhaps as young as 3 years old. The REDSKINS name is now a part of me, and it always will be, as it represents PRIDE, HONOR, COURAGE, and a WARRIOR SPIRIT! I am offended that it may change. What about MY FEELINGS? ALL HAIL!
- Curtis REDSKIN Hamlett
(4/8/2013 11:17:05 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Historical perspective and grandfather clauses should protect the name of any club or team from the political correct posse of any new generation. It seems to be just the human condition to consider what was once good as now bad generation to generation. Just laugh, it really is not that important.
- Daniel P. Mitchell
(4/8/2013 10:38:26 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
And what about "Magic Johnson"? Gonna make him change his name too?
- Edge of Idaho
(4/8/2013 9:35:13 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The NFL and other pro-sports franchises must be cringing - waiting for a lobby of animals to be formed, bringing charges that teams are exploiting their names. Losing seasons, they would say, denigrates the noble name of the offended species.

Although, to be fair, it is quite understandable that a Canadian hockey team had its original, suggested name nixed before even designing the logo. They were to be called "The Saskatoon Spear Chuckers".

Bad idea - for all the right reasons.

- Ronald T. Robinson


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