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US Attny Gen. Eric Holder

REDSKINS NAME IS OFFENSIVE

... Change It!

7/14/2014 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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ABC News | ABC Sports News

The Redskins name is 100% OFFENSIVE ... and should be changed ASAP ... so says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder was speaking with ABC News when he was asked about the controversy;

"I'm going to speak very personally now ... The name ought to be changed. It's an offensive name."

He continued, "The Redskins, that organization is a great one. It's a team with a storied history that has huge amounts of support in Washington, D.C., and in the 21st century they could increase their fan base, increase their level of support, if they did something that from my perspective that is so obviously right."

Pressure has been mounting for the team to swap out the name -- but Washington owner Dan Snyder has dug in his heels and made it clear he ain't changin' it.

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Sexy Stig    

Being part of Operation Fast & Furious aka Project Gunrunner, flooding Us and Mexico with illegal guns hoping to track those same weapons to Mexican cartels, well, that's what's offensive, too.

79 days ago
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n2blues    

I have noticed that many of the people who find the "Redskins" name offensive are not Native Americans....I am a Native American and it does not offend me!

79 days ago
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Joe Kelley    

obama, holder and the whole administration is offensive and needs to be change. You notice the names are all lower case, that is how much respect I have for them. Everything is racist with them.

79 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Does hearing the "Redskins" name cause anybody to think negatively of Native Americans? Nobody names their team something that they cannot be proud of. Just for the record my grandmother was Native American, and I am not offended by the name.

79 days ago
5.

Observer    

The US Patent office has had, 'NO' complaints on this name.

The only ones complaining are, Senator Harry Reid from 'Nevada', Eric Holder, so called, attorney general.

There are polls that do 'Not' support a ban.

These politicians are trying to 'control' and be 'politically correct' for reasons that have nothing to do with this team name.

Look into the History of this team name. It's a sense of Pride and a Compliment.

These Dolts should be spending their time and 'Our' money on 'real' issues, not these that take attention 'away' from their jobs.

Eric Holder is supposed to uphold the laws, 'not' make them and surely 'not' be political as his is not a political office.

This is what we've got with Obama trying to 'RULE' over us, and 'make laws' instead of his actual job of 'enforcing' what congress makes, not Creating Laws.

And the 'Uninformed' sit there and think.... he's Cool.

The uninformed and uneducated will have all their freedoms taken away while they ignore Reality.

Unreal.

79 days ago
6.

L. Ron Hubbard    

F U Holder!

78 days ago
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eugene    

This post is to N2Blues and Observer: Try checking the website of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). The organization is the largest and oldest body politic of American Indians in the country, serving the interests of 163 federally recognized tribes. The organization supported the recent Court decision to revoke the trademark of the Washington NFL franchise. NCAI has had a resolution against racial sports iconography since the middle 1960...s. Paste this on your wall as a reference before making further posts.

78 days ago
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sfrandiver    

First Black President of US, and his administration pulls the race card all the time. He has caused more racism in the US then there was before he was elected.

78 days ago
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tarabaker    

Hes a wimp with a thinskin. I hope the redskins make some positive change for their fans soon so harpies like this guy can shut up . Maybe call them skinheads and keep the mascot

78 days ago
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Simonqx    

Yes, I am offended! They should definitely take the word "Washington" out of their name.

78 days ago
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funkybarfly    

Eric (c*ck)Holder.
End of the section.

78 days ago
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funkybarfly    

Eric Holder sent his goon feds to investigate a small Fourth of July in Norfolk,Nebraska parade float that featured an outhouse with the words "Obama Presidential Library" written on it.For some reason this is high-crime that needs the most urgent attention from Holder's Storm Troopers.Why don't you do a story on that,TMZ? You can even make all the toilet jokes you want.
Holder is a fascist.

78 days ago
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FREEDOM    

IF IT WAS WASHINGTON BLACK SKINS. THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WOULD HAVE THIS COUNTRY IN FLAMES....

78 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS WILL PREVAIL....

78 days ago
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Bridget    

If you put others in its place, it is very obvious it is insensitive. Black Skins, Brown Skins, Yellow Skins, White Skins. None of those races would put up with a sports team being named that. Especially having a stereotype as their logo. So why should Native Americans?

78 days ago
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