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    The Washington Redskins May Finally Change Their Name

    You knew it was coming.

    We've been here before, but this time, it will probably come about.

    The Washington Redskins May Finally Change Their Name

    For years, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been asked to change the controversial name of the NFL team, though he's always met the suggestion with refusal until now. The push for change comes on the heels of nationwide protests that erupted after the killing of George Floyd by police on May 25 calling to end systemic racism. The Washington Redskins may finally change their name after years of being called out, and there's no time like the present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    You knew it was coming.

    We've been here before, but this time, it will probably come about.

    The Washington Redskins May Finally Change Their Name

    For years, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been asked to change the controversial name of the NFL team, though he's always met the suggestion with refusal until now. The push for change comes on the heels of nationwide protests that erupted after the killing of George Floyd by police on May 25 calling to end systemic racism. The Washington Redskins may finally change their name after years of being called out, and there's no time like the present.
    And in other news

    Source: ‘It’s a literal insect’: Eyerolls all round as Virginia university pledges to examine wasp mascot over fears it’s ‘exclusive’



    A university in Virginia has taken political correctness to extraordinary extremes with a pledge to examine whether its wasp mascot (yes, the insect) is hampering “inclusion and diversity” on campus.
    In the fraught atmosphere of America in 2020, Emory & Henry College has promised its students that it’s doing its part to address “systemic oppression.” As part of this noble endeavor, the powers that be in the liberal arts college have trained their sights on the ferocious insect that has been the university’s mascot for around 100 years.

    The university’s president, Dr John Wells, explained in an email to students that, while the bug itself is OK, it’s also an acronym for America’s traditional privileged class, and some people might not feel welcome at the institution.

    “The little wasp itself isn’t offensive, but the acronym WASP stands for White Anglo Saxon Protestant… it stands to make us seem exclusive of those not in that category,” Dr Wells wrote in emails to students that were published by the Young America’s Foundation.

    The crest worn by the college’s sports teams clearly shows that the mascot is an insect so the abundance of caution displayed by the institution prompted an outpouring of disbelief on social media.

    One mystified commenter wrote: “I’m so confused. Aren’t mascots normally removed because people claim they’re offensive to the group of people they may represent? But this one is offensive because it’s offensive to the people it supposedly doesn’t represent?”

    Many others shared the article while specifically noting that it is not a parody. “The mascot is a literal insect,” Kara Zupkas of Young America’s Foundation stressed.

    Emory & Henry’s website explains that the college football team was bestowed with the nickname in 1921 because of its ferocious defensive unit. Since then all the university’s teams have adopted the moniker. Prior to being called the Wasps, the team was known as the Whitetoppers, a name that definitely wouldn’t fly in 2020 America.



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    The irony is that actual American Indians aren't actually bothered by the name. It's just white privileged liberals being offended on their behalf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The irony is that actual American Indians aren't actually bothered by the name. It's just white privileged liberals being offended on their behalf.
    Back in 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren was among several Senators who demanded that the team change it's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Back in 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren was among several Senators who demanded that the team change it's name.
    Because she was 1/1024th offended?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The irony is that actual American Indians aren't actually bothered by the name. It's just white privileged liberals being offended on their behalf.
    I think that describes about half of the outrage we're experiencing today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    You knew it was coming.

    We've been here before, but this time, it will probably come about.

    The Washington Redskins May Finally Change Their Name

    For years, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been asked to change the controversial name of the NFL team, though he's always met the suggestion with refusal until now. The push for change comes on the heels of nationwide protests that erupted after the killing of George Floyd by police on May 25 calling to end systemic racism. The Washington Redskins may finally change their name after years of being called out, and there's no time like the present.
    I really don't care one way or the other. Admittedly, Dallas and Washington games won't be the same if they do change their name.

    How about the Washington Gridlocks? It's more accurate and describes Washington these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    I really don't care one way or the other. Admittedly, Dallas and Washington games won't be the same if they do change their name.

    How about the Washington Gridlocks? It's more accurate and describes Washington these days.
    I just posted it for info. I really don't care - I'm not a football fan. I think it's a bit silly, but it is what it is.
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    I vote for

    Washington Partisans
    Washington Weasels
    Washington Bureaucrats
    Washington Gridlock
    Washington Hypocrites
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The irony is that actual American Indians aren't actually bothered by the name. It's just white privileged liberals being offended on their behalf.
    Obviously they're not a monolithic group. I used to play poker with a guy from the local Indian college who was not only profoundly offended by it, he was also offended by the Kansas City Chiefs to the point of being involved with activism aimed at getting the team to change their name.
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