If everyone is so super sensitive to anyone having an identity or, God forbid, remembering that it is an ethnic or religious group, the Dallas football club should get rid of the name “Cowboys” because it a smear on Westerners as gun-toting settlers who took the law into their own hands in the name of Manifest Destiny. Oy, what would Thomas Friedman had written?
The American Melting Pot requires a single identity of no identity.
If Obama really wants to be politically correct, he can tell the New Orleans team to stop using the term “Saints” because it does not include rabbis and Imams.
The “Falcons” of Atlanta, the “Cardinals” of Arizona, along with the Panthers, Colts, Jaguars, Eagles and a host of other teams that offend vegetarians and defenders of animal rights should do some soul-searching.
If all of this sounds too far-fetched, hold your breath, because that is where the Melting Pot is headed.
As for the “Redskins,” 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 why listen to him? He’s not Jewish.
Unless his real name is “Whitefish.”