The team’s nickname has faced a new barrage of criticism for being offensive to Native Americans. Local leaders and pundits have called for a name change. Opponents have launched a legal challenge intended to deny the team federal trademark protection. A bill introduced in Congress in March would do the same, though it appears unlikely to pass.
But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys wide support. Nearly four in five Americans don’t think the team should change its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should be changed, while 8 percent weren’t sure and 2 percent didn’t answer.
How do you feel about the term Redskins for a team name? Do you think it’s offensive? Does any time someone say something is offensive we have to change terms just because they say it’s so? At what point do we draw the line?
I’ve been told that some women can’t stand to be called “Honey” I’ totally get that I’m a Neanderthal but as long as I’ve used the term Honey I’ve never intended it to be offensive and can’t recall ever getting a dirty look in return. Maybe it’s in the delivery. Maybe the women I say it to when they hand me my coffee are cursing my Neanderthal ass under their breath at me. I usually get a nice smile back though. Maybe if it’s Chester the Molester tossing out the term “Honey” they are more likely to get the creepy dude look back.
Where do you stand on Redskins Team Name and Where do you stand on the term Honey?