The 3rd Man In

Changing a Team’s Name Because its Offensive?

Is the word Redskins really offensive to Native Americans? Ten members of Congress believe so and they have sent letters to Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, urging him to change the name of his football team. The Redskins should not be forced or even told to change their team name.

The Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Florida State University Seminoles, and many more professional and college teams are not being told to change their team names that refer to Native Americans, so why should the Redskins.

Native Americans should be honored that professional and college teams have a team name that refers to them. If they do not like it, then they do not need to be a fan of those teams. These name are here to stay and they will never be changed because they are liked by many fans and do not disrespect any Native Americans in any way.

Should teams be able to use a name that refers to Native Americans? Leave your thoughts below.

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