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'A Change That Should Have Been Made a Long Time Ago': After 87 Years, Washington's NFL Team Drops Racist Name

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/13/change-should-have-been-made-long-time-ago-after-87-years-washingtons-nfl-team-drops

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While waiting to see just how the NFL carries this out…

Love for the decades (and centuries) of resistance and protest, and props to Change the Mascot and Black Lives Matter and all the activists who have spoken out against the bigots and haters.

Next, the Cleveland and Atlanta baseball teams. And then alter Mount Rushmore and return the Black Hills to the people. And then…

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“[H]onors … the military”

That would be the institution that was the engine for “Manifest Destiny”, grinding Native lives and rights under its wheels.

“While waiting to see how the NFL carries this out…”

Me too. Every day Kaepernick is not picked up by a team after Goodell’s statement, gives me less hope that this will actually happen.

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I was really hoping the league would go the other way…

Just imagine “The New England Witch Burners”, or the “Atlanta Rednecks”… Oh, we could have a lot of fun with this…

The Washington Corruptions.

The Washington Lobbyists?

For almost 25 years, the NBA team now known as the Washington Wizards was called the Washington Bullets.

Which brings to mind the Clash song by that name:
~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT-LyKFvlFc