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The District of Columbia’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a measure urging the Washington Redskins football franchise to change its nickname because of its “racist and derogatory” nature.

Ten of the 13 D.C. council members voted yes on the measure; two were absent; and one voted “present.” No one voted against the bill that has no actual legislative impact. The council has no official control over the football team that resides in Landover, Maryland and practices in Virginia.

Councilmember David Grosso originally led the charge behind the bill calling for the team to rename itself the Washington Redtails in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, but the bill passed this afternoon contains no such language. The councilman did, however, manage to announce before the vote that the current name is “racist and derogatory.”

“Native Americans throughout the country consider the term ‘redskin’ a racial derogatory slur akin to the ‘N-word’ among African-Americans or the ‘W-word’ among Latinos,” he said in the speech. “Enough is enough.”

Despite the council’s vote, polling shows that most locals don’t want to see a name change. Nevertheless, Grosso said in his speech, “I do not care what the polls indicate.” He added: “A name change will not in any way jeopardize the loyalty that the fans have for this team.”

The team itself has, thus far, remained steadfast in its refusal to change the name. A recent campaign called for fans to speak out and support the team.


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Once abstained and two were no-shows .....for the vote.
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I wonder when they will vote to rename the city Obama D.C.? :woohoo:
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The council has no official control over the football team that resides in Landover, Maryland and practices in Virginia.
Apparently, the council also has no pressing matters within the boundaries of D.C. that might require their attention.
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I wonder when they will vote to rename the city Obama D.C.? :woohoo:
I wonder when he will fly the al-quada flag over the white house.  :smokin:


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I think the owner should propose to change the name to the Washington Crackers.

Just to see what happens...      :silly:


« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 01:19:33 PM by GourmetDan »
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Personally, I like Teams that are named after something that reminds you of their state or location. Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, etc   There are a few teams where that just don’t apply, Rams, Colts, and Redskins being three.    But I just don’t know how you could fit Washington "Dirty Rotten Tax and Spend Liars" on a  jersey.
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Just call 'em the Washington Liars.
That's descriptive enough.
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I think the owner should propose to change the name to the Washington Crackers.

Just to see what happens...      :silly:

If he leaves Washington in the team's name, I think he should compromise and name them after the town's major employer. Call them the "Washington Foreskins".  :whistle:
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I think the owner should propose to change the name to the Washington Crackers.

Just to see what happens...      :silly:

I was just thinking about that and think Cracker Barrel should change it's racist derogatory name. :whistle:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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