Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study

At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday.

Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and The New Republic, are refusing to use it in their articles. Eight of those instituted the ban in 2013.

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Many more have advocated for a name change, including prominent sports journalists Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Mike Francesa, LZ Granderson, Sally Jenkins, Tony Kornheiser, Keith Olbermann and Bill Plaschke.

Native American group maintain the term is a racial slur. Team owner Dan Snyder has refused to entertain the idea of changing the name, calling it a “great tradition.”

  • Say The Name

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  • TheJokker

    Typical Liberals; we should offend the far greater majority of people because a tiny minority might be offended.

    • Reynaldo Weeks

      Take a government course someday and you'll learn that the minority has the same rights as the majority. Then maybe see a shrink to learn how to acquire some sensitivity and empathy.

      • wiseguy

        Reynaldo Weeks, enough with your condescending remarks, you probably did not attend a college or university.

      • TheJokker

        Yes; the majority has rights too as you pointed out. The majority does not have to accept having the opinions of a very few forced down our throats.

        If a white man calls a black man a nigga it can be assumed he is intending to insult him. If a black man calls another black man a nigga it can probably be assumed he is not insulting him. Clearly “intent” must be considered before it is a racial slur.

        There is no intent to insult (indeed the opposite) in the Washington Redskins therefore it is not a racial slur.

        Maybe you should take a course in order to acquire some logic to avoid appearing less intelligent when you post publically for all the world to see.

  • guestwho2

    Are we supposed to congratulate media types for squandering the hard-won First Amendment when they cower in fear of taboo words like a load of medieval illiterates?

    • Reynaldo Weeks

      Learn what your 1st Amendment rights are. Then maybe you won't come off looking so stupid the next time you post something.

      • guestwho2

        A comprehensively nonsensical post. I'm perfectly aware of what my First Amendment rights are. But I never mentioned them in the context of this so-called controversy. The Amendment specifically mentions freedom of the press, and the press are the targets of my criticism for a juvenile ‘take their ball and go home’ stance. Now, is the purpose of your response to agree, disagree or to increase the antisocial quotient of the internet by another increment?

        Actually, don't answer that last question. You've only a handful of posts on Disqus but highlights include:
        see a shrink
        You dumba–
        worthless piece of s—
        you moron
        You dumb f—
        you losers
        pathetic little pieces of s—

        I must say, your powers of reasoning and persuasion are eclipsed only by your vocabulary. Well done you.

  • ML NJ

    If the Washington Post were to stop covering the Redskins until and unless the team changed its name, they would be the city's #2 newspaper within two weeks.

  • sjccoach

    The usual liberal hypocrisy. They are for free speech, when it insults Christianity, but against free speech when it doesn't fit their victim agenda.

  • sadbuttrue

    Nothing like a bunch of white folks to tell minorities how to feel.

    • HERBERT

      Sadbuttrue, REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS
      GET THE PICTURE.

      • Silver Pinballs

        BLACK SKINS, BLACK KNEE GAR SKINS, YELLOW BELLY BASTARD SKINS, BROWN STAINS IN THEIR SHORTS SKINS, THEM BEE'S ALL GOOD NAMES FOR THAT TEAM

  • Mark

    Who cares what they think. Say it with me WASHINGTON REDSKINS. I'm sick and tired of the BS around there name. Give a rest. Dan Snyder don't give in to the pressure.

  • kfromaz

    The Washington Redskins will be changing their name because of all the negativity, shame, humiliation, dissent, polarity, adversity, defiance, hatred, animosity, contempt,
    discrimination, division, violence, counter-productivity, ill-spirit, un-Godliness, and hostility associated with their name.

    From now on they will be known simply as the Redskins (or for you truly
    PC, the ‘foreskins’).

  • HERBERT

    LET THE ANTI- P.C. PATROL BEGIN,, REDSKINS, REDSKINS, REDSKINS, REDSKINS, REDSKINS, REDSKINS,, REDSKINS,, REDSKINS, GET THE PICTURE.

    • Obrien?

      What about “The Fighting Irish”

  • jamesmccurdy

    How about the so called native group that are so offended , please stand up and be recognized for your stupidity along with the media and journalists. The name Redskins in my mind is an honor to all those Indian tribes that helped make this a great nation, instead of like the media and journalists trying to change our culture and beliefs. I do not think there is any tribes offended by the name and if there is, then let them stand up and be recognized, otherwise go get a real job and leave the NFL alone.

  • Reynaldo Weeks

    Journalists are intellectual light weights. They're followers, jumping on this band wagon to get some self esteem.
    Where was all their self righteous indignation for the last 20-30 years. Has it only become unethical and discriminatory now?
    Bunch of useless phonies, full of shlt of themselves.

    • gmvalentine

      I could not have said it better.

  • Redskins

    These Idiots need to get a life and join the real world….REDSKINS forever……

  • Michael Capps

    Remove the feathers and Indian Head and put a decal of a red potato in there and keep the Redskin name. It would be cool to see Mr and Mrs Potato dancing on the side lines.

  • jaybird

    They were the Redskins before most of the “protesters” were born. Sit down and shut up.

  • Wiseguy

    Rachel Maddow? Does this chick even watch football? Rachel stick to what you do, which is BS mainstream media!

    • Silver Pinballs

      dumb lesbo bitch

  • superhero

    Alright all you racist keyboard commandos. I'm Native American. Not Indian, Redskin, Redman, nor any other misleading or derogatory term. I have a question for all you sheep who oppose the name change. What if I went to a 911 memorial gathering at ground zero, walked up to the microphone, and said, “So you're still crying around about your loved ones perishing 12 years ago? GET OVER IT!” What would your reaction be??

  • Superhero

    I'm Native American. Not Indian nor Redskin. James McCurdy I'm right here standing. I have a question. What if told the widows and children of the 911 victims, “You're still crying around about your relatives burning into a crisp 12 years ago? GET OVER IT!!” What would be your response??

  • superhero

    Hello

  • Silver Pinballs

    I am changing their name to the Washingtone Black Skins

  • Silver Pinballs

    IF YOU REFER TO ANY RACE BY A COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, YOU ARE A RACIST PURE AND SIMPLE, I BEE'S NOT WHITE – I BEE'S A EUROPEAN AMERICA

  • fred

    If they change the name, a better one than the bravehearts would be the Washington Warriors. Should be non offensive enough…

  • Fisherman

    Due to the extreme political pressure and constant bantering over the Washington Redskins name and the negative connotations with it the team will drop the controversial name and will now be known as just the Redskins!