Keep the Washington Redskins Name

Recently the Mayor of D.C.,Vincent Gray stated the Washington Redskins organization must consider a name change if it is serious about moving from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to a stadium inside D.C. proper. Redskins fans, including many Native Americans, are strongly against the name change consideration. The name is not meant to be offensive but is a long standing tradition and history with the team. In 1933, George Preston Marshall, the owner of the team, which was then located in Boston, renamed it the Boston Redskins in honor of the head coach, William "Lone Star" Dietz, an American Indian. When the team moved to Washington in 1937 it was renamed the Washington Redskins. As Washington Redskins fans and supporters, we do not agree with the consideration of changing the name of the team.


As Washington Redskins fans and supporters we also honor the history of all Native Americans across our country. - Petition to be emailed to Mayor Vincent Gray's office. -

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  • Mark Stadler I have been a Washington Redskins fan since 1986. I see no reason to change the name as it is not meant to disparage nor is it used in a derogatory manner. If anything it is meant to honor the Native American spirit and character. It is time to stop all this political correctness. Daniel Snyder and his group own the Washington Redskins and their name and I hope and pray that he/they never bow to political correctness and change the name of this historic and honorable team.

  • Kevin Keeney Hail to the Redskins -- the team song -- says it all! The name "Redskins" in this case is meant to be a source of pride and it honors Native Americans. Also, remember the team name is "Washington Redskins" not just "Redskins". It's about football, clearly not some political statement that the liberal media would like you to believe. And the team name represents, and reminds us, of team spirit and strength and courage, and proud heritage -- and that is what this football team and our Native Americans have in common!

  • Aaron Porter This is rediculous the team has been around almost 90 years and now there's a problem. Grow up and focus on the more important issues today. Loosing constitutional rights, govenment corruption, military bennifits, health care, ss security. There are 5 more important issues to foucus on but instead of fixing our problems as a nation we keep tearing holes from within. I am partially native american and proud to be a redskins fan! HTTR!

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    Aaron Porter

    3 weeks ago Comments: This is rediculous the team has been around almost 90 years and now there's a problem. Grow up and focus on the more important issues today. Loosing constitutional rights, govenment corruption, military bennifits, health care, ss security. There are 5 more important issues to foucus on but instead of fixing our problems as a nation we keep tearing holes from within. I am partially native american and proud to be a redskins fan! HTTR!
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    Laura Goodwin

    3 weeks ago Comments: I have American Indian Heritage and I am proud of it. I am also proud to be a fan of the Washington REDSKINS!!! Do not change the name!
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    Robin Berry

    4 weeks ago Comments: The "Washington Redskins" name is not derogatory or disparaging in any way. The meaning of the name has always honored the Native American people. The government and politicians need to drop this whole stupid issue and actually focus on important matters that actually affect the citizens of this country!
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