Posts Tagged ‘slurs’

DC’s NFL Team Lives Up to Its Name

November 19, 2013

DC's NFL Team Lives Up to Its Name

Washington DC’s professional football team lived up to its name in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The DC team, named after a variety of potato (USDA B 2368-4) with a red-pigmented skin, was buried in the turf like its namesake tuber for a 24 – 16 loss. Washington players will have plenty of time to plan their vegetable gardens since, with a 3-7 record, they’re probably gonna be out of the playoffs.

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D.C.’s R-Word

February 8, 2013

D.C.'s R-Word

“OF COURSE the team should change the name. Duh. It’s the worst racial slur used as a team name in American sports.” –Robert McCartney, “Drop ‘Redskins’ name? Time to take a stand.” Washington Post

‘It is the worst name we can be called in the English language…. And it’s in the nation’s capital.’” –“Redskins name change demanded at Smithsonian forum,” Annys Shin, Washington Post

“Discussion at the American Indian Museum: Time to Put Racist Mascots to Bed,” [Storified] Smithsonian Magazine blog

 “… 90,000 people screaming a racial slur.” “Time for the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name?” Benjamin R. Freed, DCist

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DC’s NFL R-Word

March 3, 2012

DC's NFL R-Word

This week, many Washingtonians were shocked — shocked! — to realize that the name of their professional football team is a racial slur. The way the team plays, they probably assumed it was named after some type of potato.

More:

“You Know What’s Linsane? The Redskins’ Name,” Martin Austermuhle, DCist

“D.C. Officials Want Redskins Back, But What About That Name?” Elahe Izadi, DCentric

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