Washington Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder, announced at a press conference today that his football team will be changing its name.
“Let’s face it, the term ‘Redskins’ is offensive to many people and continuing to use it as the name of an NFL franchise is totally inappropriate,” said Snyder. “This is long overdue.”
Snyder went on to say that, since the team had over the past 75 years made millions of dollars off of merchandise featuring images of Native Americans, it only made sense to use some of that money to help improve the lives of Native Americans. He announced that the team would be giving a large percentage of its revenue to Native American community and activist groups.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Change can't wait.
Actually, you should read the entire Friday edition of the NYT-se today ... it is all good. Here is a shot of the, ahem, front page. PS: It's satire, in case you didn't get it. Read the whole paper, the links and comments all work. What a riot.