“Letter from Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to fans”

….As some of you may know, our team began 81 years ago — in 1932 — with the name “Boston Braves.” The following year, the franchise name was changed to the “Boston Redskins.” On that inaugural Redskins team, four players and our Head Coach were Native Americans. The name was never a label. It was, and continues to be, a badge of honor….

via The Washington Post.

Three thoughts on the ongoing debate over whether the name “Redskins” is offensive:

  1. It would probably be a good idea to eliminate all “humans as mascot” names – make it a general rule.
  2. It would be better to do this voluntarily, without warfare, over time.
  3. Why the warfare? Why the acrimony, the name-calling, the passionate condemnations? Why now? I want to know the real motives here.