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He really does not get it, because he clearly does not want to, and it is not in his DNA.

Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said Thursday that the team has no plans to change its name despite ongoing controversy and a recent spike in debate about whether it is offensive to Native Americans.

Speaking to reporters in Richmond after the groundbreaking ceremony for the team’s new training camp site, Allen said the Redskins do not see any reason to change the name.

“We’re not a new franchise. We’re 81 years old. … There’s nothing that we feel is offensive, and we’re proud of our history,” Allen said.

This is that history of which he is so proud: Bigotry, hatred, and segregation.  The last NFL team to integrate (and against their will) was, yep, you guessed it:  Washington.

He added

“It’s ludicrous to think that in any way we’re trying to upset anybody.”

to upset anybody???  Wow, he is clueless.

Clearly, he does not get it.  As I said, perhaps it is in his DNA not to understand.
After all, he is the brother of George Allen, former Virginia Governor and Senator.  Remember him?

Hey, if they want to rename the team the Pinkskins, after his own (and mine) Caucazoid appearance, be my fucking guest.

I'll stick to my own team, and my own politics and sense of compassion.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)
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    kdnla, Katie71, tommymet, megisi, Lujane, livosh1

    Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. ALL ROYALTIES BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 1, DONATED TO THIS SITE, DAILYKOS!! @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 10:45:19 AM PST

  •  Considering the NBA team (1+ / 0-)
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    changed it's name from the Bullets...Probably a good Idea.

    I remember reading a story in the Jack Abramhoff scandal that he brought some tribe leaders to a game and they cheered for the other team the whole time. Right in front of the owner too.

  •  All kinds of NCAA teams changed, why not the NFL? (1+ / 0-)
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    The only exceptions that I know are the Florida Seminoles, which are actually endorsed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the UND "Fighting Souix" which seems to be changing slowly despite opposition from a wealthy alumnus and some opposed people throughout the state.  

    If you really want to talk offensive, how about the Cleveland Indians and that silly cartoonish Indian they have on the caps.  Now that is really offensive.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 12:31:45 PM PST

    •  Agreed! (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, MrJersey

      While some may still find it offensive, the Fla State team mascot is the only one I understand at this point.

      It hurts noone to change the name.  They are treating it like it's a new tax or regulation or something that will cost!

      No surprise that the GM of the Washington team is the brother of GEORGE ALLEN!

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      by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 12:45:31 PM PST

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  •  It's somehow appropriate ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... that the NFL team mascot in this racist-ass country's national capital is among the worst words they could choose.

  •  Just like the team's owner (0+ / 0-)

    The team's name is disgusting and an embaressment.

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