For those of you who follow the news, the federal government has sufficiently pressured the US Patent Office to revoke the trademark for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins. First and foremost I find it suspicious that these kinds of frivolous movements only take root in years when a certain political party seems desperate to retain what hold it has in government.
The name Redskins has been deemed racist by the political left, the white, elite political left. There was no clamoring or outrage spewing from American Indians on this issue until the national call to action by Democrats. In fact, outside the few activist American Indians who stand with the political left, the majority of them support Indian names as mascots.
Names are chosen for teams, not out of ridicule, but because they invoke images of honor, bravery, and strength.
Unfortunately, non – issues such as this are seized upon for the sole effort to show “how much we care After all, if white liberal elites don’t stand up for the poor, helpless, incapable minorities, who would?
So, unless the Redskins ownership fights this government attack on private property they will be forced to change their name if they ever want to make any money on merchandise. To what could they change the team name while still capturing the spirit of the history of the franchise?