February 1, 2015 by David K. Sutton
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, So Let’s Talk Racist Nicknames
Since millions of people have football on the brain today, let’s talk about the racist slang term used by an NFL team: Redskins. Yeah, I know the Washington Redskins aren’t in the Super Bowl, but what better time to talk about that team’s ridiculous name then on the biggest football day of the year. So forget about “Deflate-gate,” and testing the PSI of footballs, because I have a much more important test for us all to perform. If you think there is nothing wrong with the Redskins name, here’s a simple test: Would you call a Native American a “redskin” to his or her face? No? Then why is it ok to use that racist slang term as the official moniker of an NFL team?