The Washington Redskins have been in the news as of late due to a suddenly resurgent (surgent? Has there been one before? I don’t know) movement to get the team to change its name since it also doubles as a derogatory term for Native Americans.
I have no dog in this fight; I am not of Native American heritage, nor am I a fan of the team. That being said, while I’m not a fan of using words that carry those sort of connotations, at the same time, I’m even less of a fan of opportunistic politicians and activists that will essentially create a cause simply to get their names in the news. And frankly, that’s what this seems like at this point.
Should the team change its name? I don’t know. Should this issue be a political one? No. And since Daniel Snyder has made it abundantly clear that he isn’t changing anything, should it just go away at this point? Yes.
Besides, Snyder has proven to be about as detrimentally stubborn as an owner can be. All you’re doing is steeling his resolve.