This whole Washington Redskins thing is really starting to get annoying, so I'd thought about writing a little entry about it for some time and finally got around to it, this is what I came up with.
As long as I have been alive, I have always known the Washington pro football team as the Redskins. Now, this team is beloved by nearly everyone in the areas perimeter of Virginia and Maryland. This team has some very rich history from Joe Theisman to Art Monk and even Slingin' Sammy Baugh. This team is just that, a team. Not a racial slur, the term redskin is so archaic, it hardly even interprets as a insult anymore. I'll give an example,
Definition: 1) To make French in quality or trait 2) To make somewhat effeminate, and 3) To contract a veneral disease (a 19th century slang).
This basically means, at least to me , they are saying that all french people are wimps that have STD's.
Now, here is a little piece on redskins and its supposed origin, "The term has almost disappeared from common usage since the 1960s, except as a name for sports teams, although the number of teams using the name has also been in steady decline. The origin of the term is also debated, some stating that it derives from the use of "red" color metaphor for race following European colonization of the Western Hemisphere, others state that it was originally applied only to certain tribes that used red pigments to paint their skin."
If it were up to me, I'd say Frenchify is more insulting. That's just me, I'm stupid so what does it really matter, right?
Lets talk about another team, the one we root for day in and day out, no matter how much they disappoint us and or lets us down with terrible decisions. The term Viking, really is kind of vulgar when to take into consideration what a vikings is and what they do. They rape, pillage, kill ,burn and just destroy and don't give a single fuck about it. So, is it really beneficial to have our state ( which is a damn good one ) to be represented by that? Yet no one could care less, why? And by no means do I want the vikings name removed, I like it. But this is the same thinking they are using to try and get rid of the Redskins namesake. By saying the term redskin is offensive, it's origin would have to be finite, which it's not. The term is up for interpretation, and is thought of differently by all members of society, and not just the law makers who get off by banning things, which there are a lot of them like that. All I'm saying is that in reality, If they get the Redskins name taken away, then its the Chiefs, Vikings, Raiders , Packers , Braves Seminoles and many more may be forced to change there names to become politically correct. And as much as I hate the packers and all they do, I want them to keep the name for history's sake.Maybe I'm wrong, or maybe you agree with my rambling.
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