From the Conservative Tribune: Despite the fact that the professional football team from the Washington, D.C., area has been known as the Redskins for decades with no problems, liberals recently got their shorts in a wad over it and are trying to completely ban the name, calling it racist.
Both the Obama administration and liberals in Congress have attempted to do away with the Redskins team name, but have thus far been unsuccessful.
However, the state that is overflowing with fruits and nuts, California, recently passed a law of their own banning the use of “Redskins” as a team mascot.
The bill passed by the state Assembly would require any public schools using the name to phase it out no later than 2017, which would effect at least four high schools in the state, all of whom are fiercely opposed to the state intervening in their affairs.
“It’s been a proud mascot for their community,” said Amanda Morello, communications director for the Republican assemblyman representing the district in which the Tulare Union High School Redskins reside.
Morello continued, “They’ve celebrated it, had it in their parades … To them, it is not a racist term. It’s a proud heritage name.” (H/T WZ).
Although most Native Americans have no issue with the name “Redskins,” there are some groups that purport to speak for them all, like the National Conference of American Indians, which has long been advocating for an end to the use of “Redskins” as a team mascot.
They claim the term is racial and derogatory in nature, although there has never been a clear consensus on the origin of the word, and many view it as no different than using white or black as a descriptive term for people of different ethnicity and skin tone.
This is just political correctness run amok, with progressive do-gooders thinking that they know what is best for everyone.