Now of course even if this resolution passes, it will be completely non binding. The NFL and all of it's teams are private businesses and can do as they like. But that hasn't stopped racist sports dicks like those at the Washington Times from getting severely butt-hurt over this. It is to these specific dicks that I would like to respond today. As the editorial does not have a name in the byline for me to address directly, I'm just going to call you dick. Cool?
"Mr. Grosso, a composer yet, says the team’s popular anthem can be
Is this a serious question? Do you actually not understand the distinction here? On the chance that you really have a cognitive disability and you're not just being a fucking asshole because "Football!" or whatever, I'll answer your question. Because "red tails" does not refer to the race of the people you're describing, dick.
"The first-term councilman doesn’t appear to have any particular connection toNor does he need one. I don't even live in D.C., and I find myself perfectly capable of being offended by your racist traditions, dick.
"Mr. Grosso might not know that “Redskins,” as they have been called for 80 years, was actually adopted to honor its second coach, Lone Star Dietz, who was descended from American Indians"I didn't know that either, dick. I also don't care. If the dodgers had changed their name to "The Coons" or some other horrible name, and said it was to honor Jackie Robinson would that make it okay? Do you not understand that "redskin" is a racial slur? It's always the same thing with racists, you guys think if you can find someone not offended that it somehow negates everyone who is. Or you throw out those "Someone will be offended by something no matter what we do" tropes but have you ever asked yourself why you think it's so awesome to offend people? What exactly is so great about everyone thinking you're racist, dick?
"before “Indians” became “Native Americans” (which is what most of us are)."
|nothing racist here right? |
This is what respect looks like
Furthermore, from a cultural standpoint, no, most of us are not native Americans, dick. We are a nation of immigrants and their descendants. Which is why that term was coined for the original inhabitants of this land. But regardless of weather you like either term, or feel that political correctness is a personal slight against you because offending the people that America systematically tried to eliminate from the planet is your god-given right as an American, the fact remains that "redskin" is not okay. It's a slur. It's a reduction of a people to their skin color. The fact that you don't get this, doesn't make them or me or Councilman Grosso oversensitive, it makes you a dick, dick.
"Mr. Grosso says Democratic council members Muriel Bowser (Ward 4) and Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5) have signed up so far for his crusade. This issue bubbles and squeaks from time to time because certain politicians are more concerned with getting their names in the newspapers than with the pain of the masses who are not offended by a name honoring the bravery and fighting spirit of the original Americans"
|Remember: You don't tell me when I'm offending you; |
I tell you. That's how being white works.
"A D.C. councilman’s life can be a lonely one."Apparently so can an editorial writers' for the Washington Times.
Look there's really nothing to discuss here. You have no argument. Your only point is "tradition" The idea that we've done it a certain way for long enough that it now justifies itself. That logic holds exactly zero water, dick. It's a football team. You keep making the argument that there are more important things for the council to do than worry about football, which means you ostensibly agree that football doesn't fucking matter. So what do you care if they stop calling themselves a racial slur? Football may be a silly subject for the council to address but racism isn't, Dick.