Mike Ditka on Redskins Name: “You Going to Call Them, a Brownskin?”

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Mike Ditka isn’t one to be shy about his opinions, here is what he thinks of the Redskins name controversy via The Sporting News.

“This is so stupid it’s appalling,” Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website redskinshistorian.com, “and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be anything but the Washington Redskins. That’s the way it is.

“It’s been the name of the team since the beginning of football. It has nothing to do with something that happened lately, or something that somebody dreamed up. This was the name, period. Leave it alone. These people are silly — asinine, actually, in my opinion.”

“It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian. Even though it was called a Redskin, what are you going to call them, a Brownskin?”

The Brownskin comment probably went a tad bit too far. There are several names you could come up with that aren’t offensive to a section of the population.  That is the main issue, just because Ditka and others don’t see the big deal, they can’t tell a Native American to just get over it and they should be proud about it.  That is like a white person telling a black person to get over racism.  That logic doesn’t compute.

With that being said, Ditka’s opinion is shared by many, but the controversy isn’t going away anytime soon.

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  1. Political Correctness began under Chairman Mao (look it up)

    The bloated murderer Chairman Mao had his “Little Red Book” and two billion Chinese had to adhere to it and never digress. Thus the policy of Mao ( a man who systematically “eliminated 40 million+ human beings) maintained absolute control of the entire land mass of China beginning in the year 1948.
    Now, here in the USA, we have increasing moved towards the
    control of speech and nationwide dissemination of nanny state-ism.
    The Redskin controversy is an offshoot of a “Progressive” Nanny State society where faceless state bureaucrats and the state controlled mass media matrix, delineate what are “good” and what are “bad” words…..

    Harry Reid is a perfect example of Neo-Maoism. This man is a walking talking political menace to the entire Nevada community and the United States. You can’t find a bigger schemer-reamer than skinny little Harry Reid….

    Whats does he do? He personally “threatens” a privately owned legal corporation to adhere to “his” commands to change a 75 year old acceptable harmless corporate nickname “a name”…”a word”….
    Reid and the vicious old Chinese Communist Chairman Mao are bed brothers and the entire country senses it.

    Harry Reid is a sleazy money hungry politically bought off scam artist , his pushing this ridiculous issue deflects media attention from his low rent Reno, Vegas, and US Senate skullduggery.

  2. Ditka looks redder than ay Native American I ever met. He should shut up and quit putting his ignorance on public display. And yes, he is the poster boy for the fat old white men who want to keep the insulting name. )I am White of Irish, Welsh, and Croat descent who grew up within 20 miles of Aliquippa, PA, Mike the imbeciles home town).

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