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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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314 COMMENTS

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Phishie from Philly    

He's racist for saying that.
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Phishie from Philly

651 days ago
92.

Mark    

If they are going to move back into the city limits of Washington DC, call them either the Weasels or the Procrastinators.

651 days ago
93.

Dave    

What an idiot...typical DC politician...why should we expect anything else from that cesspool of pseudo-Americans

651 days ago
94.

USArmy    

Everything is racist. Just ask the ones who always use the word - Democrats/liberals.

651 days ago
95.

piute    

I am a native american from central valley calf.Saying using the name Redskins is not Racist to me ,Being racist is somebody that puts down another race "TO ME",Mom always said it your tone of voice that make the differences and also the person that think racist has a problem already has nothing to do with "A NAME" but that persons way they were raised,
Might say like the way there counting your comment you either check "like or hate"Why would you HATE somebody's option on A name(tone of voice?) Like or dislike sounds more human wouldn't you say,

651 days ago
96.

accopro    

Change the mayor would be a better move. Shut the eff up Gray, you suck anyway. This is only another politician tryin to find a platform.

651 days ago
97.

USA#1    

I'm really surprised at the poll results. The term Redskin is highly offensive to Native Americans. It means a dead bloody Indian.

651 days ago
98.

Pua    

Yeah, I think he should sit down with the team and then be told to shut the **** up and mind his own business.

651 days ago
99.

taffy84    

This guy is just trying to get his name out there

651 days ago
100.

Head-Roc     

Song about Changing the Name of the Washington Redskins:

"Change That Name" (The Redskins Song) produced by Slimkat 78)
http://www.reverbnation.com/headroc/song/14923823-change-that-name-redskins-song

www.head-roc.com

651 days ago
101.

Matt1701c    

Make that a hell no it is way to late to change the name

651 days ago
102.

MW2013    

You must be able to speak and practice ur traditions. To say ur Native. That 1/16 **** dont count. Redskins mean scalping a Native and selling it for money. "AZ Wetbacks" is also a non offensive name according to ppl who say its not offensive.

651 days ago
103.

Ray    

I remember this same story back in 1999 the last time the redskins were relevant

651 days ago
104.

the return of Pinhead    

Time for a new mayor.

651 days ago
105.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Really?

651 days ago
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