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Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Change the Name Dan! ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:15PM

Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday

The National Congress of American Indians is taking its fight over the Washington Redskins to the internet. They have a big message for the NFL.

Anti-Redskins logo commercial making waves on Internet
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/anti-redskins-logo-commercial-making-waves-on-internet-020114

During his state of the NFL address on Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again addressed the topic of changing the Washington Redskins' nickname.

Goodell said the name has been ''presented in a way that honors Native Americans'' and that a vast majority of Americans in general and Native Americans in particular support the franchise keeping the nickname.

Asked if the term was appropriate to refer to a Native American, Goodell said, ''This is the name of a football team.''

Well, it isn’t stopping the National Congress of American Indians from continuing its fight. There’s an ad circulating the Internet in favor of changing the name. Check out the ad below:

During his state of the NFL address on Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again addressed the topic of changing the Washington Redskins' nickname.

Goodell said the name has been ''presented in a way that honors Native Americans'' and that a vast majority of Americans in general and Native Americans in particular support the franchise keeping the nickname.

Asked if the term was appropriate to refer to a Native American, Goodell said, ''This is the name of a football team.''

Well, it isn’t stopping the National Congress of American Indians from continuing its fight. There’s an ad circulating the Internet in favor of changing the name. Check out the ad below:

During his state of the NFL address on Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again addressed the topic of changing the Washington Redskins' nickname.

Goodell said the name has been ''presented in a way that honors Native Americans'' and that a vast majority of Americans in general and Native Americans in particular support the franchise keeping the nickname.

Asked if the term was appropriate to refer to a Native American, Goodell said, ''This is the name of a football team.''

Well, it isn’t stopping the National Congress of American Indians from continuing its fight. There’s an ad circulating the Internet in favor of changing the name. Check out the ad below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-tbOxlhvE&feature=player_embedded

Snyder has repeatedly stated no changes to the team name will be made. The team has also launched a “Redskins Pride” campaign to demonstrate the large contingent of fans who agree with the owner’s stance. The Redskins recently encouraged fans who reside in the District to contact city council members and voice their support of the name and mascot.

President Barack Obama has stated that he would consider making a change if he were in charge of the football team.
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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: RGIII or me! ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:27PM

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Angry Person ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:28PM

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I hope that you read this message and think, about your future activity and really only present information that is factual and helpful to others in the northern Virginia area. Put yourself in the person your about to hurt before you post your message.

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Racism! ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:34PM

Marion Barry urges Redskins to drop name in flurry of tweets about racism
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/marion-barry-urges-redskins-to-drop-name-in-flurry-of-tweets-about-racism/2014/01/31/d5544d6a-8aa9-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

Marion Barry waded into the controversial waters of the Redskins name Friday, sending a flurry of tweets that touched on race and challenged team owner Daniel Snyder to pick a name that would make everyone proud.

“It’s Super Bowl time. 4 Washington, we should reflect not on the loss of games, but our loss of honor. Dan, YOU CAN redeem it. Do what’s right,” the D.C. Council member and former mayor tweeted Friday morning, followed by, “C’mon Dan. Let’s elevate this conversation. Do you want to be remembered as stubborn or loved for standing up against a racist past?”

By mid-afternoon, the Ward 8 Democrat who was recently released from the hospital had sent more than a dozen tweets on the topic, linking several times to a two-minute ad released recently by the National Congress of American Indians. The ad, entitled “Proud to be,” goes through the many names Native Americans call themselves, and the one they don’t.

At least two of Barry’s tweets implied the team’s name is backed by non-minorities who can’t understand what it means to be the target of racism.

“I do note that most of the people who dont want to change the name haven’t been the subject of slurs. Walk in our shoes to know how it feels,” read one tweet. Another: “Why do these Whiteskins on twitter get so angry when someone challenges them on their cont. use of Redskins slur? Doesn’t sound nice does it?”

Barry, who is no stranger to racial controversy, is the latest high-profile figure to come out against the team’s name, which has been described by its opponents as a slur against Native Americans. President Obama has said that if he were the team’s owner, he would think about changing the name. Sportswriters, clergy leaders, civil rights groups and Native American leaders have also been vocal about the need for a change.

Snyder has said that he will never change the team’s name, and in a letter to fans last year, he called it a “badge of honor.” Team executives have consistently pointed to a decade-old poll that show the majority of Native Americans do not find the name offensive.

On Friday, during his state-of-the-NFL address in New York, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the name when asked whether he would feel comfortable addressing an American Indian as “Redskin” to his face.

“I’ve been spending the last year talking to many of the leaders in the Native American communities,” Goodell said. “We are listening. We are trying to make sure we understand the issues. Let me remind you: This is the name of a football team, a football team that’s had that name for 80 years and has presented the name in a way that it has honored Native Americans.”

The Oneida Indian Nation of New York, which has been one of the most vocal opponents of the team’s name, issued a news release afterward, calling Goodell’s comments “deeply troubling.”

“Commissioner Goodell represents a $9-billion brand with global reach, yet insists that it is somehow no big deal that his league uses those vast resources to promote this slur,” Oneida representative Ray Halbritter said in the release.
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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: TheGreatGazoo ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:35PM

The Washington Redskins name just rolls off the tongue like it always has...Redskins is the PERFECT name!

Barry needs to crawl back under a rock and keep his thoughts to himself, we are through listening to anything he has to say...

For the past 82 years Washington's pro football team has been named the Redskins and it will continue to be the team name for the next 82 years...END OF STORY!

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: too funny ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:35PM

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: WTF!?! ()
Date: February 01, 2014 08:36PM

Racism! Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Marion Barry urges Redskins to drop name in flurry
> of tweets about racism
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/marion-barry-u
> rges-redskins-to-drop-name-in-flurry-of-tweets-abo
> ut-racism/2014/01/31/d5544d6a-8aa9-11e3-916e-e0153
> 4b1e132_story.html
>
> Marion Barry waded into the controversial waters
> of the Redskins name Friday, sending a flurry of
> tweets that touched on race and challenged team
> owner Daniel Snyder to pick a name that would make
> everyone proud.
>
> “It’s Super Bowl time. 4 Washington, we should
> reflect not on the loss of games, but our loss of
> honor. Dan, YOU CAN redeem it. Do what’s
> right,” the D.C. Council member and former mayor
> tweeted Friday morning, followed by, “C’mon
> Dan. Let’s elevate this conversation. Do you
> want to be remembered as stubborn or loved for
> standing up against a racist past?”
>
> By mid-afternoon, the Ward 8 Democrat who was
> recently released from the hospital had sent more
> than a dozen tweets on the topic, linking several
> times to a two-minute ad released recently by the
> National Congress of American Indians. The ad,
> entitled “Proud to be,” goes through the many
> names Native Americans call themselves, and the
> one they don’t.
>
> At least two of Barry’s tweets implied the
> team’s name is backed by non-minorities who
> can’t understand what it means to be the target
> of racism.
>
> “I do note that most of the people who dont want
> to change the name haven’t been the subject of
> slurs. Walk in our shoes to know how it feels,”
> read one tweet. Another: “Why do these
> Whiteskins on twitter get so angry when someone
> challenges them on their cont. use of Redskins
> slur? Doesn’t sound nice does it?”
>
> Barry, who is no stranger to racial controversy,
> is the latest high-profile figure to come out
> against the team’s name, which has been
> described by its opponents as a slur against
> Native Americans. President Obama has said that if
> he were the team’s owner, he would think about
> changing the name. Sportswriters, clergy leaders,
> civil rights groups and Native American leaders
> have also been vocal about the need for a change.
>
>
> Snyder has said that he will never change the
> team’s name, and in a letter to fans last year,
> he called it a “badge of honor.” Team
> executives have consistently pointed to a
> decade-old poll that show the majority of Native
> Americans do not find the name offensive.
>
> On Friday, during his state-of-the-NFL address in
> New York, National Football League Commissioner
> Roger Goodell defended the name when asked whether
> he would feel comfortable addressing an American
> Indian as “Redskin” to his face.
>
> “I’ve been spending the last year talking to
> many of the leaders in the Native American
> communities,” Goodell said. “We are listening.
> We are trying to make sure we understand the
> issues. Let me remind you: This is the name of a
> football team, a football team that’s had that
> name for 80 years and has presented the name in a
> way that it has honored Native Americans.”
>
> The Oneida Indian Nation of New York, which has
> been one of the most vocal opponents of the
> team’s name, issued a news release afterward,
> calling Goodell’s comments “deeply
> troubling.”
>
> “Commissioner Goodell represents a $9-billion
> brand with global reach, yet insists that it is
> somehow no big deal that his league uses those
> vast resources to promote this slur,” Oneida
> representative Ray Halbritter said in the release.


Marion Barry telling anybody to "do what's right". That's rich!

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Failskins ()
Date: February 02, 2014 05:26AM

If I was an American Indian I wouldn't want to be represented by such a loser team.
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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: manufactured "controversy" ()
Date: February 04, 2014 07:51AM

Yesterday I financially supported Native Americans by going to the website of Red Mesa High School (Arizona Navajo) and purchasing Red Mesa Redskin gear. They offer nearly 50 different designs for t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, and hoodies. My sweatshirt says "FEAR THE REDSKINS" and has a great logo of a screaming warrior in a war bonnet. Also picked up five t-shirts for my granddaughters that say "FUTURE REDSKIN."

I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE anyone who sees the idiocy of this manufactured "controversy" to go to the school's website and purchase some gear, and wear it proudly to show your support for Native Americans. The rest of you can continue to whine, stomp your feet, and first turn red then blue - coincidentally those are the colors of the Red Mesa High Redskins.

Here's the link: http://rokkitwear.com/school/2032-red-mesa-high-school/product/25-lightweight-blend-adult-hooded-sweatshirt/38/5726105/15/1

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Oklahoma ()
Date: February 04, 2014 08:14AM

Will the State of Oklahoma change its name? Oklahoma is Choctaw Indian for "red people", and when the Oklahoma Territory was named, a Choctaw chief chose the name.

Will the Notre Dame Fighting Irish change its name? I knew an Irish woman who hated that name because to her, the name implied that Irish men get drunk and fight. Well, as she claimed: "my brothers aren't like that." I got a kick at of hearing her rant, and I am a Notre Dame and Redskins fan who does not see or hear a racist connotation in either name. Those who do must have peculiar sensitivities, and if it isn't a team's name that gets them in a fit, it will be something else. Changing a name to suit a group of people will cost more than it is worth.

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: menopausequeen ()
Date: February 04, 2014 08:23AM

Who will be the next from the peanut gallery to weigh in? Justin Bieber?
When Barry starts paying the bills for the salaries and upkeep at Ashburn then he can tell Snyder what to do with his team. People keep forgetting this is a football franchise owned by an individual.

This isn't government.

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: How about Pigskins? ()
Date: February 05, 2014 08:11AM

I don't see what the big deal is in renaming the Redksins. Why not rename them the Pigskins? Pigskin is directly related to making of the old footballs. Why not?

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: When will they learn? ()
Date: February 16, 2014 11:15AM

Hhahahahahhahahha, don't they understand? Snyder doesn't care about any of this.

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Re: Here's an ad that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday - Anti-Redskins video from The National Congress of American Indians
Posted by: Taco Cat ()
Date: February 17, 2014 05:24AM

Taco Cat says sell the team Dan.
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