July 31, 2014

Hillary Clinton criticizes "Redskins"

Hillary Clinton thinks the Redskins should change their name

By Nina MandellHillary Clinton became the latest top Democrat to speak out about the Redskins’ controversial name when she said that she thinks “it’s insensitive” in an interview with Fusion TV.

“I think there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital,” the former secretary of state said. “I would love to see the owners think hard about what they could substitute …”
"Ex-Redskins tight end Clint Didier, a Tea Party favorite," offered this worthless response:

Clint Didier to Hillary Clinton: Redskins’ name honors Native Americans

Meanwhile, the hits keep coming:

CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights MovementLongtime CBS sports broadcaster James Brown says the Washington NFL team should “Do the right thing” and change its name. In an interview with CBS News’ live symposium, 50 Years Later: Civil Rights, Brown related the debate to the civil rights movement.

“I know people will engage in an argument and say, Well, it hasn’t been an issue all this time,” said Brown, who hosts the shows The NFL Today on CBS and Inside the NFL. “Yeah, well, the civil rights issue was one where ‘That’s just the way it was’ for a long period of time, right? So that holds no basis and substance to me. Do the right thing. You know, a number of years ago, when I was a kid, there was a restaurant chain called Sambo’s, which, as I understand was the last name of two guys who owned the restaurant chain. But it was offensive to black people, so they changed the name, except for the one franchise in California, I believe it was. Well, so, if in fact it’s offensive to Native Americans—and there doesn’t have to be unanimity on this, and don’t just have a intractable attitude saying, I’m not going to change—that’s wrong as far as I’m concerned. I’ll get in trouble with that, but I stand on principle.”

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