Sunday, November 30, 2014

Community says that "redskins": is NOT obscene

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the body's consideration on Tuesday of censoring the word "Redskins" on the public airwaves.

"There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today," FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters, according to Reuters, on a conference call. "And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those."

The consideration of a ban stems from a petition brought to the commission by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf to revoke the license of Washington, DC-area radio station WWXX-AM, a sports outlet owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Banzhaf claims the team's name amounts to an obscenity.

What community regards "Redskins" as obscene?

Last week, a Sports Illustrated/Marketing & Research Resources poll of NFL fans found that about four out of five do not regard "Redskins" as offensive. Similarly, an Associated Press poll of the broader public reported that 79 percent want the team to keep the name. An Annenberg survey of Native Americans conducted a decade ago reported just 9 percent of respondents judging the team's name "offensive."  



Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the name Redskins was chosen when the team started in Boston around 80 years ago because the coach and several of the players were Native Americans. I wish somebody would make the effort to check this out; I am too lazy to do it.

Anonymous said...

History, and reality don't matter to pretentious white proglodyte leftists. They will inform us what we should be offended by.

Anonymous said...

Most of the players are black so make it the Blackskins.

Bird of Paradise said...

How about Rainbow Skins?