That's right it is downright disgraceful they continue to use the name.
The name stands for everything bad about America.
I personally get offended ever single time I hear their name.
I almost get sick. I taste throw-up in my mouth just thinking about it.
Please change the name. I can't take it. It's beyond disrespectful.
You must drop that no good word "Washington" from your name.
Hail to the Redskins...
American places have been named after Indian words. In fact, about half of the states got their names from Indian words. The name of Kentucky comes from an Iroquoian word (Kentahten), which means "land of tomorrow." Connecticut's name comes from the Mohican word (Quinnehtukqut), which means "beside the long tidal river." And the word "Podunk," meant to describe a insignificant town out in the middle of nowhere, comes from a Natick Indian word meaning "swampy place."
Alabama: may come from Choctaw meaning "thicket-clearers" or "vegetation-gatherers."
Alaska: corruption of Aleut word meaning "great land" or "that which the sea breaks against."
Arizona: from the Indian "Arizonac," meaning "little spring" or "young spring."
Arkansas: from the Quapaw Indians.
Chicago (Illinois): Algonquian for "garlic field."
Chesapeake (bay): Algonquian name of a village.
Connecticut: from an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning "beside the long tidal river."
Illinois: Algonquin for "tribe of superior men."
Indiana: meaning "land of Indians."
Iowa: probably from an Indian word meaning "this is the place" or "the Beautiful Land."
Kansas: from a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind."
Kentucky: from an Iroquoian word "Ken-tah-ten" meaning "land of tomorrow."
Massachusetts: from Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, meaning "at or about the great hill."
Michigan: from Indian word "Michigana" meaning "great or large lake."
Minnesota: from a Dakota Indian word meaning "sky-tinted water."
Mississippi (state and river): from an Indian word meaning "Father of Waters."
Malibu (California): believed to come from the Chumash Indians.
Manhattan (New York): Algonquian, believed to mean "isolated thing in water."
Milwaukee (Wisconsin): Algonquian, believed to mean "a good spot or place."
Missouri: named after the Missouri Indian tribe. "Missouri" means "town of the large canoes."
Narragansett (Rhode Island): named after the Indian tribe.
Nebraska: from an Oto Indian word meaning "flat water."
Niagara (falls): named after an Iroquoian town, "Ongiaahra."
North Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."
Ohio: from an Iroquoian word meaning "great river."
Oklahoma: from two Choctaw Indian words meaning "red people."
Pensacola (Florida): Choctaw for "hair" and "people."
Roanoke (Virginia): Algonquian for "shell money" (Indian tribes often used shells that were made into beads called wampum, as money).
Saratoga (New York): believed to be Mohawk for "springs (of water) from the hillside."
South Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."
Sunapee (lake in New Hampshire): Pennacook for "rocky pond."
Tahoe (lake in California/Nevada): Washo for "big water."
Tennessee: of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown.
Texas: from an Indian word meaning "friends."
Utah: from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains."
Wisconsin: French corruption of an Indian word whose meaning is disputed.
Wyoming: from the Delaware Indian word, meaning "mountains and valleys alternating"; the same as the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.
Read more: American Indian Place Names | Infoplease.com www.infoplease.com...
I think if the word redskin bothers you, then you must be hundreds of years old or maybe a little hyper-sensitive.
Do people get upset about the Yankees? It is a derogatory term given by the British.
The name you choose for your team is what shapes your identity and makes you appealing to fans. If you do not like their image then don't support the team.
A lot of people didn't like the Raiders image. for a while the stands were mostly full of gang members.
If the team has a bad image to most Americans it will hurt the club financially.
I personally find the name of the team a type of honor to natives. Yes they were called redskins ( along with many other words much worse than that) and they they were a worthy opponent. They are honored by being an intimidating banner that the team and their opponent respects.
I didn't read the whole OP... Ill go crawl under a rock now...
edit on 14-10-2013 by MALBOSIA because: (no reason given)