In another stunning display of unnecessary divisiveness, our imperial leader has proclaimed that since there are now enough people offended by the name “Redskins”, team ownership should consider changing it.
This, from an article appearing today on the Associated Press website:
President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word that many consider offensive to Native Americans.
Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.
“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.
Hat tip: The Drudge Report