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Only the ADL Could Turn the ‘Redskins’ Name into a Jewish Issue

America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.
This is Jewish Press blogger Daniel Greenfield's suggestion for a new name for the Washington Redskins.

This is Jewish Press blogger Daniel Greenfield's suggestion for a new name for the Washington Redskins.
Photo Credit: Daniel Greenfield/FrontPageMag.com

President Barack Obama finally has given Americans a fun issue to debate so they can take their minds off Iranian nukes, Syrian chemical weapons and the zillion dollar debt, but the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is playing party pooper by turning it into a Jewish issue.

If the Washington Redskins’ football club owner Dan Snyder were not Jewish, would the name “Redskins” make such a difference to the ADL?

Other teams have also come under fire, including the Cleveland Indians, whose hook-nosed, red-faced mascot Chief Wahoo has been called racist and offensive, the JTA reported. The Atlanta Braves baseball team also is in the same club of offending an ethnic group.

“Tradition matters, but tradition should not justify the perpetuation of such names and mascots,” said ADL national director Abraham Foxman. “A name change will not impact how a team fares on the field, or in the standings.”

Snyder is sticking to his guns, or bow and arrow, and the Washington Post reported that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, “It would be a real mistake – a real mistake – to think that Dan, who is Jewish, has a lack of sensitivity regarding somebody’s feelings. I promise you that.”

President Obama has turned the issue into a national debate, not the most burning issue for the great American empire but at least one that is a bit lighter than all of the burdens Americans carry because of an increasingly deaf and dumb government.

“I’ve got to say that if I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team, even if it had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” President Barack Obama said.

Not to many years ago, any ethnic group would have been proud to have a baseball or football team named after them. The “Baltimore Jews” or the “Brooklyn Blacks” would not have been offensive. It would have been badge of honor.

Even today, Walt “Red Hawk” Brown, the chief of Virginia’s Cheroenhaka Nottoway Tribe that was recognized by the Virginia General Assembly in 2010 but is not federally recognized , told a Richmond, Virginia television station that it’s “a great honor” when Native American words are used in popular culture.

“Why would my president says [Redskins is] is offensive to him?” Brown asked. “What’s offensive to me is this: we have 11 state recognized tribes, and he hasn’t done one thing to get those tribes federally recognized.”

But his voice is drowned out by the Melting Pot culture that not too many decades ago decided that Negro was too close to “nigger” and had to be replaced with “black,” which was not ethnic enough and had to be replaced with “Afro-Americans.”

But a Jew still is a Jew.

Or as Tom Lehrer once sang, “During National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week, “It’s fun to eulogize/The people you despise… Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics/And the Catholics hate the Protestants/And the Hindus hate the Muslims/And everybody hates the Jews.”

Consider the recent poll that shows more and more Jews, especially those who might not be Jews according to Jewish law but like to consider themselves as Jewish, regard their religion as a culture. That way, maybe the Jews won’t be hated, except by God for rejecting the concept of The Chosen People, which is obvious racism to the politically correct.

A “stomach Jew” used to be one who did not observe much of the Torah but ate gefilte fish. Today a  “stomach Jew” is one who can eat shrimp while wearing an “I Love Israel” shirt.

If  the “Redskins” is so suggestive of racism, Obama and Foxman have the wrong reasons for being so sensitive. And where is  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when we need him to remind everyone of American history?

Doesn’t anyone remember that the  tiny U.S. government occupied the West Bank of the United States and put the Indians in refugee camps, called “reserves?”

There was no need for an Apartheid back then because the good Christian whites simply gunned down the Indians by the hundreds and by the thousands as part of the peace process.

Does pressing Snyder to bury the name “Redskins” cleanse the past and sterilize the present?

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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15 Responses to “Only the ADL Could Turn the ‘Redskins’ Name into a Jewish Issue”

  1. insecticide says:

    Since when is the ADL a Jewish organization?

  2. muman613 says:

    ADL has strayed far from it’s stated purpose of being an organization concerned about antisemitism into a liberal leftist platform for the rights of every criminal. I do not support ADL’s pro-muslim pro-gay message and suggest all Jews distance themselves from this vestigial organization.

  3. Lee Warren says:

    The Word Washington should be dropped from the Wa. Redskins name because it's making them look bad. Kudos to Mr Snyder. The obama dog is nothing more than a race baiter on this.

  4. Lee Warren says:

    The Word Washington should be dropped from the Wa. Redskins name because it's making them look bad. Kudos to Mr Snyder. The obama dog is nothing more than a race baiter on this.

  5. benakiva37 says:

    The ADL was established for two purposes:(1)”to stop the defamation of the Jewish people,” and (2) “to secure justice and fair treatment for all.”  Google “ADL.” The second part would, indeed, include use of the racist “Redskin” name.

  6. muman613 says:

    benakiva37 Is there any non-Jewish anti-defamation organization which is concerned with the plight of the Jewish people, or is it always the Jewish people who must stand up for the rights of the others? Look how great the Jewish support for civil rights of ‘African-Americans’ went? Do they support Israel? Not so much… How about the support ADL gives to gays? All the gay organizations support BDS and other anti-Israel groups. JEWS MUST SPEND MORE EFFORT SUPPORTING  JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS… Otherwise nobody else will stand up for us.

  7. Gil Shapiro says:

    What a great article,ADL,who?

  8. Cody Flecker says:

    This is the same ADL who sent its President Burton Joseph down to Cuba on a mission right on Yom Kippur thinking no one would notice. What a bunch of idiots to make an issue over a name that enhances Native Americans.

  9. Alan Kardon says:

    The Washington Redskins have decided to drop the WASHINGTON from their name because they are embarrassed.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am surprised, I heard that Obama is not a american born, he is kenian, how the democrats didn't look this, or they are living in a farce, who cares the one is black, white yellow, or red, is stupid, this kenian ape must be out.

  11. Washington Foreskins, in honor of all the dicks in Washington DC. :-P

  12. Since "Redskin" is the equivalent of the "N" word, how would you feel about the Washington K—-s. Have you absolutely no capacity for empathy?

  13. "Ape?" Really? You racist arse.

  14. Les Legato says:

    Abe Foxman, moron, meet Michael Blum, brainwashed jino,

    The Redskins owner went to the top Indian tribe leaders in the U.S. and they all told him TO KEEP USING THE NAME.

    Your using "blum" is an embarrassment to all real Jews.

    "“I’ve got to say that if I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team, even if it had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” President Barack Obama said.

    From the "president" who consciously adopted an islamic name, when islam is responsible for selling millions of black slaves to the Europeans, for slaughtering 80 million Hindus, and has for nearly 14 centuries made the nazis and communists look like amateurs.

    Shut up and learn how to be a real Jew and a real American, instead of one of the politically correct, leftist sheep.

  15. Dear Les Legato – You seem to be a HINO. Human in name only. What "Tribal Leaders?" Did you "adopt" the name you were given at birth? Why don't you try to understand the viewpoints of others? What makes you such a mean person. Oh, and by the way, your viewpoint is and will continue to become more in more marginalized in America.. Say goodnight, Gracie.

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