Redskins Name Change? ... Washington D.C. Mayor -- 'Redskins' Is RACIST ... It's Time for a Change
Washington D.C. Mayor'Redskins' Is RACIST... It's Time for a Change
1/9/2013 12:30 PM PT
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 ...