Redskins name change: Washington Redtails proposed for NFL team
The Washington Redskins of the NFL have had the idea of a name change thrown around before. That discussion is starting again, after the mayor of Washington, D.C. said in January that a change might help to facilitate the team moving back into D.C. city limits.
A Washington, D.C. Council member is planning to propose a resolution to finally change the name, and even offered a new one. Council member David Grosso wants the "derogatory, racist" name gone for good, the Washington Post reports. The team started out in Boston in 1932, playing a season as the Braves, before becoming the Redskins. They moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.
"It's been a long time that we've had this name associated with Washington, and I think its time we take a stand and change it," Grosso says. The resolution, which Grosso plans to formally introduce soon, includes a plea to change the name to the Washington Redtails, a nickname used by the Tuskegee Airmen.
According to Grosso, it's an easy change to make. "You cans till sing the song and everything," he says, singing, "Hail ... to the ... Redtails."
What do you think? Is the Redskins name outdated and in need of a change?
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