November 19, 2014
What if the team name was...?
Comment: The typical Redskins defender says the team name has a different context from the racial slur. This graphic puts the lie to that argument.
Would we accept the other racial slurs if they had an 80-year history and the team didn't "intend" them to be offensive. If the team claimed the same "different context" to excuse the blatant racism? No.
So why should we accept it in the case of the Redskins? That team name is exactly the same as these team names are. Either they're all acceptable or none of them are.