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Washington D.C. Mayor

'Redskins' Is RACIST

... It's Time for a Change

1/9/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's damn time the Washington Redskins changed its racist name ... at least if the team ever plans to move inside D.C. city limits -- so says District mayor Vincent Gray.

Now that the Redskins are winning again, there's been a lot of talk about bringing the team back to D.C. -- instead of leaving them in nearby FedEx Field, located in Maryland.

But Mayor Gray has some conditions before the Redskins move a muscle -- claiming, “I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’s no doubt there’s going to have to be a discussion about [changing the team name]."

Gray added, “I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would love to be able to sit down with the team … and see if a change should be made. There’s a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing.”

FYI -- the federal government controls the land where a new Redskins stadium would be built in D.C. ... so it does have some say.

There's no question, the term "redskins" is flat-out racist ... but we still gotta ask ...

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Googie    

Agree, time for a change of DC Mayor

659 days ago
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blah    

#cutforbieber

659 days ago
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SMASHED    

They are all worthless lying a.s.s.holes. Trade you for our POS liar Mayor Veiaslackhosa. That a.s.s. THINKS he can be Governor. F me running.

659 days ago
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Spicy mag    

Change the teams name to The Indians.

659 days ago
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Spicy mag    

New team name. The native Americans.

659 days ago
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Buddy The Elf    

Enough of the P.C. overkill we must endure every day.

659 days ago
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Ken     

Why would this moron get any press

659 days ago
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Elsa    

Its more of an honor or homage.
Stop with this tattletaling BS thats used in uncalled for situations. Its used out of respect. Only a simpleton with an axe to grind would see it otherwise.

659 days ago
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Meh..    

And how many Federal Indictments are you under Mayor Grey, clean your own house before worrying about other crap.

659 days ago
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jdub    

When's the last time you've heard a Native American Indian called a "red skin". People are too damn sensitive.

659 days ago
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PT    

Ridiculous.

659 days ago
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helloitsme    

It needs to stay but it may be time for DC to change Mayors.

659 days ago
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Derwood    

They should change their name to the Washington Warriors!

659 days ago
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charlei harper    

I suggest that you change the name to the " Heap Big FootBalling, Peace Pipe Smoking, Wig Wam living, head Scalping, riffle trading, papoos wearing, cigarette selling, bingo playing, casino owning, non tax paying, head dress wearing, feather dusters"

Nothing politically incorrect about that.

659 days ago
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DaveT    

It's not racist, unless I'm supposed to be offended as a white person if someone calls me white skin :D

659 days ago
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