Re: Should the Redskins change their name?
Aren't sports team names & mascots generally chosen because they represent the city/people, or are majestic, respected, or fierce?
I have always felt that teams chose Native American type names and symbols out of respect to their fierceness in combat.
I would think the bigger issue would be the Cleveland Indians mascot. I could see a Native American seeing a caricature of an Indian and getting offended.
While were at it, shouldnt the Irish Americans be outraged by the "Fighting Irish" of Notre Dame?