A brief response to the latest dumb shit the Redskins have posted on their official site about their team name.
Good news, Redskins fans
The team has finally realized its nickname is horribly offensive and racist?
A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, 79 percent of Americans approve of the Washington Redskins name.
This is not good news.
The last time this poll was conducted was in 1992 following the team’s Super Bowl championship. Twenty-one years have passed with only a four percent change in disapproval.
First off, 21 years have passed without the Redskins winning a Super Bowl. That’s probably not worth highlighting. Second, the disapproval has gone from seven to 11 percent. One way to present this information is to say it’s only a four percent change. Another would be to say it’s a 36 percent increase in disapproval.
While much of the world has changed over the last three decades, the loyal support for the Washington Redskins remains unwavering.
Indeed, much has changed, including the racist nicknames and mascots of many sports teams, such as those at Stanford, Marquette, Miami (which, coincidentally enough, was the “Redskins), St. John’s, Seattle University, and countless high schools. What has not changed: Racism still exists all over the place, specifically in Ashburn and Landover.
It is also suspected that at least 50 percent of those in dissent are Dallas Cowboys fans.
This is a horrible joke, but mostly because it suggests that Cowboys fans are intelligent enough to understand the name needs to be changed.