That’s right everybody, the US Trademark office has removed Washingon’s protection to their current logo and moniker. Roger Goodell, Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and the NFL still all appear to be rejecting the argument that the name always was and still is a racial slur. Nevertheless, the decision to change the team’s image appears to be imminent. Maybe not by the start of the upcoming season, but likely within the next few years.
Oh yeah, and apparantly Trump had something to say about it as well. So is this an argument being made by both those it is offensive to as well as those who are trying to help give them a voice, or is it something that is being overblown by people who have nothing better to do than find a reason to whine and protest?
Would it be enough to change the logo while keeping the name, in an effort to fool everyone into thinking the name now means something different? Or maybe just a slight modification to the name and logo, so everyone can still scream the former name in the stands, and nobody would be any the wiser?
Or is this something that’s never going to change, and just going to keep on irritating the people with a conscience, simultaneously allowing them to irritate the rest of the people who are deemed racists for not wanting it to change?