Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
I'm sure people would be offended if they were the Washington "Crackers" or the "Peckerwoods" .......just as insulting as Redskin
but again , I'm not one of the natives fighting for the name change , as I said before, the majority of us that live on the reservation I reside have more important issues to deal with ....we are fighting to keep our culture alive, and improve the quality of life for our tribal members, we'll leave that redskins logo stuff to the urban "designer indians" who enjoy getting their faces and names printed in the newspapers
lol you clearly dont know white people very well if you think the term "cracker" offends them.
Nobody seems to have a problem with the Vikings logo. Its incredibly stereotypical. Vikings didnt even wear horned helmets. That was added for dramatic affect in the Renaissance era for theater when portraying vikings, and everyone from then on out just assumed it to be true.
The name "Redskins" is a historic reference. IMO this has nothing to do with race. Back in the days they are referencing for their team name, Native Americans were called "Redskins" in slang, just like im sure white people were called many different things by Natives. The logo and colors represent Native American pride. Getting hung up on the old time slang is missing the point entirely.
The original founder of the team chose the name to represent his brand. If it was in any way negative, why would he name his team that?
I still think they should change the logo to a potato, and keep the name. All the petty politics and phony outrage will then have only lost Native Americans a team representing their heritage.