Blogger hired by Washington Redskins to defend name resigns amid racial slur issues

Washington Redskins continue to defend name

7/8/14 in NFL   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

Blog Photo - Blogger hired by Washington Redskins to defend name resigns amid racial slur issuesThe Washington Redskins have been around for decades, and the name is a big part of the team.  However, they are continually under pressure to rename the team to something less offensive to the Native Indian population of the world. 

Recently, the US Patents Office cancelled the patent on the name, even though it was revealed some time later that the cancellation was not at all due to complaints, as originally hinted.  In fact, it became known that not one complaint was filed regarding the name.

The Redskins continue to defend the name and recently hired Ben Tribbett, a "liberal thinking blogger" to continue the efforts to defend the use of the name.

It seems that "liberal thinking blogger" has some awkward ties to the Washington camp, and he has tendered his resignation to the team.  

Ben Tribbett has hosted a blog known as "Not Larry Sabato" and several years ago he slammed an incumbent Republican Senator by the name of George Allen for calling a camera man "macaca".  Tribbett provided links and posts and video that Allen was a racist, and seemed insistent on taking down Allen.  He referenced a site called Nationmaster.com as a reference that the word macaca was, indeed, a slur to the American Indian.  That site also lists "redskin" as the same type of slur.  

Awkward, indeed.

Oh, and George Allen?  Well, it is his brother, Bruce Allen, who is the General Manager of the Washington Redskins.

Yeah, it probably is a good thing Tribbett resigned.  
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7/8/14   |   JenX63   |   32646 respect

Kenne wrote:
Why isn't there this much controversy surrounding the Cleveland Indians and their equally offensive name & logo?

Because you have to break the mountain before you can get to the stones.

7/8/14   |   Kenne   |   15898 respect

Why isn't there this much controversy surrounding the Cleveland Indians and their equally offensive name & logo?