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Remove the Racist "Redskins"!
  • Petitioned The NFL Washington Redskins

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The NFL Washington Redskins

Remove the Racist "Redskins"!

    1. Petition by

      Jeremy Danzig

      Encinitas, CA

We are taught from a young age that through American values we can achieve liberty and justice for all. This has, over the course of history, changed from applying to only white land-owning men, to poor men, women, and eventually colored people as well. Although we have effectively removed bigotry, segregation, and racism from mainstream American society, one mascot serves as a window into this dark past. The Washington Redskins.

This racist mascot with over exaggerated facial features and reddish skin remains the symbol for our capitol’s NFL team. If it were the Washington Negroes or the Washington Heebs, with racist cartoons resembling those from the Holocaust, or slavery days, it would have been removed with the rest of the racist characters and mascots in the 1950s. But the Washington Redskins remain. Why? Because the Native American Community has no voice in present American society. It has been drowned out in poverty and lack of opportunity.

As promoters of liberty and Justice we have a moral obligation to fight for these values wherever they are not upheld. In an effort to put an end to stereotyping and bigotry, remove the Redskins as the mascot and team name for the Washington D.C. NFL team.

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    • kem nuesca HAYDEN, ID
      • 11 months ago

      NATIVES ARE PEOPLE, HUMAN, HONORABLE

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    • William Smith EASTPOINTE, MI
      • 11 months ago

      Because this name is straight up racist and insensitive

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    • Neil Paulhus KENOSHA, WI
      • 11 months ago

      ...because it is wrong. Unchanged, I'd expect to see the Portland Rednecks vs. the Atlanta Nigras. If you are truly honoring Native Americans, you're mistaken.

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    • Ronald Bice JOHNSTON, IA
      • 11 months ago

      It is degrading and racist.

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    • ellen sharkey GRAYSLAKE, IL
      • 11 months ago

      SHAME!!!!!!

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