In light of recent conversations about racism in the United States, the Washington Redskins have said that they’ll undergo a review of their nickname with the possibility of changing the name. The name “Redskins” derives from the skin color of Native Americans and is considered to be a racial slur. While the organization has dodged calls to change its name before, I get the vibe that this time they might be for real.
By the way, this wouldn’t be the first time a D.C. based sports team changed their name. The Washington Wizards of the NBA were formally called the Washington Bullets before changing their name due to the connotation that the name “Bullets” had with gun violence. I just hope that if the Redskins do change their name, they choose something better than “Wizards”, which is just an awful name.
What do you all think? Should they change their name? If so, what name do you think they should roll with? The nickname “Red Tails” I think is pretty cool. It would pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American servicemen who flew for the United States Air Force in World War II.