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Barack Obama Says The Washington Redskins Should Think About Changing Name


Calling a team the “Redskins” is offensive to Native Americans, period. President Barack Obama seems to agree after noting in a recent interview that the Washington Redskins should think about changing their name when considering how many people are offended by its use.

Obama told the Associated Press:

“…People get pretty attached to team names, mascots. I don’t think there are any Redskins fans that mean offense. I’ve got to say that if I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I’d think about changing it.

“But I don’t want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team, and rightly so — even though they’ve been having a pretty tough time this year. But I think — all these mascots and team names related to Native Americans, Native Americans feel pretty strongly about it. And I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have about these things.”

Before you get into a huff about why is Obama talking about football and not world policy or the government shutdown, he did. Read the full interview here.

Let us know whether or not you think the Redskins should change their name in the comments.

Photo: The White House

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  • Cause_I_Can

    Good…change it. You can still keep the native american image without using that kind of slang.

  • DrOVOandLipstick

    I am offended. I am offended that the President took off time to worry about football instead of the fact that the whole entire government is shut down and there are babies (WIC) who are without and he is worried about the Redskins…WTF!!! That’s not strange to no one!

    • Whatyofeetsmelllike

      He didn’t take time off he just spoke to another part of the world not involving crazy asss whiteboys

  • sportschick

    Get rid of the name & the image….it wouldn’t be ok if the image were a cartoon of any other ethnicity people would go crazy…I love football but this is racist plain & simple