Hail to the Whiteskins!

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 7, 2013

Let’s rename Washington’s football team.

There’s a new campaign to force the Washington Redskins football team to change its name. American Indian groups are running radio ads calling the name racist and winning typically adoring media coverage from the likes of NBC News, the Huffington Post, and affirmative action websites such as The Root. A few prissy media groups are refusing to refer to the team as the “Redskins.”  Last Friday, even the President of the United States took a position. In an interview with the Associated Press, Mr. Obama said he would “think about changing” a team name that offended “a sizable group of people.”

We’ve seen this movie before. Indians have been whooping about the name since 1972, but the team won’t budge. In 2009, the Supreme Court dismissed a 17-year-long lawsuit to change the name, ruling that the Indian plaintiffs had waited too long to file (the name goes back to 1933 and became a registered trademark in 1967).

Once again, the owner has sworn that the name will “never” change, and there’s an army of fans ignoring the whiners and buying up tickets and merchandise to celebrate. Still, I predict the Redskins are doomed. Regardless of the owners and the fans, regardless of the disruption, expense, and trouble of a name change, despite the fact that most people don’t care, the team will get a new name. Those defending the name have no better arguments than tradition and inertia. Those pushing for the change can paint their opponents as racist bigots with no rights to their opinions. It’s easy to see which side will line up the big battalions.


There’s a long history of this. The Marquette University Warriors are now the “Golden Eagles.” The William & Mary Indians became the William & Mary Tribe, and then the William & Mary “Griffins” when Tribe became too much for the commissars who rule us. The Miami University Redskins became the “Redhawks,” and the St. John’s Redmen are now the Red Storm. The Florida State Seminoles have a special exemption from the NCAA, probably for financial reasons, though we will see how long that lasts. And we can’t “exclude” women, so the Syracuse Orangemen became the Syracuse Orange.

Wealthy benefactor Ralph Engelstad donated $100 million to the University of North Dakota to build a brand new football stadium that opened in 2001. A specific condition of the gift was that the Fighting Sioux mascot would never be changed. Engelstad died 2002, and eight years later the Fighting Sioux were gone. The University of North Dakota now has no mascot.

Let this be a lesson to anyone hoping to defy political correctness: Donate to alternative institutions, rather than trust an affirmative-action degree mill.

Conceivably, any mascot could give offense, and we may be reduced to rooting purely for colors. That wouldn’t diminish fan fanaticism. The Byzantine Empire was almost brought down because of riots between the Greens and the Blues, who supported rival chariot-racing teams.

American Indian mascots reflect the admiration of white Americans for the peoples they conquered. They are a tribute, not a put down. The Army calls its attack helicopter the Apache because it respects the martial prowess of Indians, not because it wants to make fun of them.

If mascots are an insult, why did so many Southern schools have to get rid of “the Rebels”? “Colonel Reb” at Ole Miss, the battle flag, and allusions to Confederate soldiers were offensive because they glorified the South, but using “Indians” or one of its permutations as a mascot insults “Native Americans”? The only consistency here is that whites must always be at fault.

"Glorifying" the Confederacy.

“Glorifying” the Confederacy.

But this provides an opening. Instead of a reactionary defense of the Redskins, perhaps white advocates can work for a new mascot that will infuriate the guardians of political correctness. We need a mascot that has nothing to do with minorities, but at the same time represents an ideal of “whiteness.” How about the Colombian Norsemen? The opposing teams could pray, “From the fury of the Norsemen, oh Lord, deliver us.” We could name the team after a barbarian tribe—perhaps the “District Dacians?” Fans could show up to the stadium wearing wolf skins.

Or maybe we could just call the team the “Washington Whiteskins.” An American Indian tribe once tried to satirize Indian mascot names by calling their team the “Fighting Whities.” Of course, it backfired massively. White Americans thought the name was great and started buying Fighting Whitey T shirts. Rush Limbaugh promoted the team on his program. The result was a great deal of gnashing of teeth about whites’ refusal to be offended.


Far too many white men have essentially outsourced their collective identity—even their masculinity—to sports teams. Our rulers don’t like to see white fans rallying around American Indian names, but they don’t like us rallying around a symbol of white identity either, even if it’s ironic.

But they would be hard pressed to explain why. If the Washington Redskins demeans Indians, the Washington Whiteskins could be promoted as a gesture of white racial renunciation, even moral sacrifice. So let’s get in front of the zeitgeist for the change. Down with the Redskins; up with the Whiteskins! You can imagine the new fight song: “Hail to the Whiteskins! Hail Victory!”

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Gregory Hood
Mr. Hood has been active in conservative youth movements in the US.
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  • D.B. Cooper

    I had suggested it before. Let’s rename the team with a white mascot, and that will really irritate everyone else. Who’s complaining about the drunk leprechaun for Notre Dame?

    • IanJMacDonald

      Funny how no one gets upset that the team from Notre Dame is called “the Fighting Irish.” Can you imagine if they started calling the team from Brandeis “the Bargaining Jews”?

  • IKantunderstand

    I love the idea of the “Whiteskins”, unfortunately, I figured the name would end up being: The Washington Caveins.

    • Dubyasee

      Given the proportion of African descendants to White men in the NFL, I wonder why the name “Coonskins” hasn’t come into play.

    • skara_brae

      How about a snub to TWMNBN? Call them the Foreskins.

      • Dubyasee

        Daniel Snyder is one of TWMNBN and also happens to own the Redskins. The fact that Snyder is one of TWMNBN is probably why the pressure to politically sanitize the Redskins name has been slow to build up.

  • Dave4088

    If Redskins is demeaning to Injuns, then shouldn’t Cowboys, Vikings and Patriots be demeaning to white people? Isn’t Steelers insulting to steel workers? Where does this politically correct lunacy end?

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      It ends when all control over our culture is ceded to the Marxists who want it . . . or we just ignore the bass turds.

      • Sick of it

        Or kick them all out. They don’t like our country, they can leave.

      • Mergatroyd

        Or we say “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any longer!” and start to fight back. Remember the agenda is White Erradication.
        Ignoring the bass turds = White Genocide.

    • sbuffalonative

      A few years ago, the American Basketball Association started a team in Buffalo called, now get this, the Silverbacks complete with an image of a silverback gorilla.

      WELL, you can imagine how that went over and how long it lasted. They ended up keeping the name Silverbacks but they changed the image from a gorilla to a made-up black, panther-like creature with a silver line on it’s back.

      • ClaveDark


        • sbuffalonative

          Yes, that was one of the original logos. As I said, they rushed to create some weird hybrid creature that could retain the name:

        • sbuffalonative

          Looking at the logo, you have to wonder what were they thinking? Nobody in the chain of production thought blacks would be offended? How did it make it as far into production without someone questioning it?

          I for one find it offensive to gorillas. They are surprisingly non-aggressive despite their appearance. Most of their aggressive behavior is done for show and display and to challenge dominance. I never heard of a gorilla killing another gorilla.

        • Puggg

          There’s a school in Edmonton called Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Its sports teams care called the “Ooks.” (Snow owls)

          I’m surprised nobody has complained about black men having to wear jerseys that read “Ook.”

          • Puggg

            Picture for proof.

    • mobilebay

      Great idea, Dave! I will sue “The Fighting Irish,” because they must be demeaning the Foley branch of my family.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    The whole “down with the Redskins” thing has had more momentum than I thought it would, but it is largely a liberal-media driven thing which has little leverage. If I were Snyder (owner of the Redskins) I’d disallow media coverage for anyone who has a policy of refusing to call the team by its official nickname.

    But of course the lunacy of racial liberals never ceases to amaze. If one does a brief look around the United States, he will see cities, states, rivers, and other geographical landmarks littered with Indian names. Hell, Oklahoma literally means “red man.” The Dakota were a tribe, just like the Sioux. But what is offensive to liberals is the nickname “Fighting Sioux” and not the name of the state, North Dakota.

    By the way, not so shockingly most Indians don’t care what professional teams call themselves and many are certainly glad to be honored by the white man. It is the leftist activist Indians who get pissed about these sorts of things and pretend to speak for all redskins.

  • sbuffalonative

    If we named a team The White Skins, the Red Necks, The Hillbillies, or even White Trash, white people wouldn’t care. They go to the games dressed as red necks, hillbillies, white trash, and have a grand old time. They wouldn’t be offended because they know it’s just a caricature and doesn’t represent who they really are.

    • Romulus

      Some of us are still VERY proud of our heritage, despite revisionist, fake or omitted history.

      • sbuffalonative

        I’m not sure how to take your comment. I sense you may be offended by my proposals.

        My point is most whites would see the name and the image as nothing more than what they are, a name and a logo. Most wouldn’t be ‘offended’ or ‘outraged’. Instead, they’d have fun with it. I don’t know anyone who’s offended by a Irish midget pugilist.

        Besides being lighter, white skin appears to be much thicker.

        • Romulus

          I am not at all offended by anything you post Mr Native.
          In fact, I like your proposals. The trash one is a little stickey,though. I could imagine a group of burly workers for waste management instead of the oft used pejorative.

    • newscomments70

      In the early 90s, there was a metal band from NYC called “White Trash”. They were somewhat popular when I was in college…more of a one hit wonder. i don’t remember anyone acting out in rage because of their name.

    • IanJMacDonald

      Down here in Houston Michael Berry just opened up “The Redneck Country Club.”

    • DerekaGrandon

      “They wouldn’t be offended because they know it’s just a caricature and doesn’t represent who they really are.”

      Yeah, that could be one reason. But they wouldn’t be offended because Whites like what they see in the medicine cabinet mirror every morning and are extremely happy with it.

  • MekongDelta69

    If you look at the players, they should be named the Washington Blackskins.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Yes or maybe the Washington Travons. The travons are really laying a beating on the cowboys tonight.

    • sbuffalonative

      Maybe that’s the real reason Indians are offended.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Yeah but their best player is a White guy named Ryan Kerrigan.

      • Brutus

        As far as I’ve been able to tell, and I don’t watch much football, the best football players are usually White; it’s just AA discrimination that keeps the teams so black.

    • Garrett Brown

      Yet millions of whites watch them every Sunday, sad… But I do applaud the owner for not giving two licks about media or Oboonga pressure. Go Dan Snyder.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    If mascots are an insult, why did so many Southern schools have to get rid of “the Rebels”? “Colonel Reb” at Ole Miss, the battle flag, and allusions to Confederate soldiers were offensive because they glorified the South, but using “Indians” or one of its permutations as a mascot insults “Native Americans”? The only consistency here is that whites must always be at fault.

    I thought this was an astonishing display of clarity from some blogger or news writer. Naturally, as I discovered from a glance at the byline, it was written for American Renaissance. There just isn’t much common sense these days when it comes to anything involving race.

  • D.B. Cooper

    It only a took me a few minutes, but I quickly made up an appropriate helmet and jersey color for either the sissies who complain about a nearly 100 year old mascot name, or the pansies who are too afraid to tell them to STFU.

    • Romulus

      That’s effing great!! That’s about what runs the govt nowadays if you remember my comments from earlier in the year . At last years democratic convention, at least 400 were “rainbow people”. Can be seen from oreilly’s program the night of the convention on the news ticker at the bottom of the screen

    • Mergatroyd

      Great! You even remembered the rainbow logo so as not to offend gays, transgenders or others.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    Far too many white men have also outsourced their collective identity and masculinity to ideological cults.

    Really, this whole nontroversy is only important to the media. Nobody else cares. The media are only doing this to try to show that the media still matter and can affect the society and culture.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Yes, I think the media is trying to get their licks in while they still can. They’re becoming more and more irrelevant, but the process is very gradual. They should be faded into total irrelevancy in about 10 years.

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    I like “the Howling Honkies” myself.

    • Xscilune

      I don’t care for sports but I will buy the shirt! And wear it!

  • Romulus

    Where can i get one of those fightin whitey T shirts?

    • Mergatroyd

      Those were put out as a so-called insult to whites, to prove to us that it’s insulting when your likeness is used as a mascot. Can you say backfire?
      The t-shirts were so popular the guy who made them up couldn’t keep them in stock and was backordered for months and months. He got orders for those shirts from every part of the world!
      I’d like one too.

  • Spartacus

    If a team changes it’s name to appease the judeo-marxist kommisars, then just boycott it . It’s that simple…

    • Mergatroyd

      You are one of my very favorite posters. Your English is impeccable and normally your grammar is spot on. Amazing considering you’re Romanian. One small mistake here (I’m trying to help you)

      If a team changes “it’s” name…
      it’s = it is. No exception.
      its is the correct form here.

      If a team changes its name to appease…

      • Spartacus

        Thanks for that, I’ll correct it right now .

      • Dubyasee

        You are spot on Mergatroyd. I wish your sentiment was universal among White Nationalists. It is too easy for our opponents to marginalize our very real concerns of cultural and biological genocide, when our language skills can be picked apart. The message gets discounted when the medium can be disparaged.

        • john boggs

          I totally agree. I’m very self conscious about my strong regional accent and blue collar slang for the exact reason that you sight. I find that people are less inclined to take you seriously when you sound like My Cousin Vinny. My wife thinks I’m paranoid.

        • Brian

          This is a good point. When posting my racist, bigoted, neo-confederate white nationalist folderol on message boards, esp. in enemy territory, I always make sure to have impeccable English, and proofread. Because you know some numbskull will ignore everything you said and pick at some obviously mechanical typo otherwise. No need to give them ammunition.

        • Mergatroyd

          One of our enemies’ tactics, straight from the Saul Alinsky playbook, is to send in agents provocateur to tea party demonstrations, anti-illegal immigrant protests and have them submit letters to the editor in major newspaper, etc. — to write garbled, nonsensical dissent to the papers or hold up misspelled, ignorant, grammatically incorrect sings at demonstrations thus “proving” that the opposition consists of nothing more than uneducated, illiterate hillbillies whose opinions deserve ridicule and scorn.

          Grammar matters. Spelling matters.

      • john boggs

        I thought Spartacus had used the proper form, as “it’s” shows possession. I was about to correct you when I decided that I should do some research just to be sure. Glad I did. Turns out, an apostrophe is never required with “its” as “it” already shows possession. Who ever would have thought that I’d have learned something from a bunch of evil racists? 😛

        • Mergatroyd

          Goes to show that what the media and our enemies say about us isn’t true. We aren’t a bunch of illiterate, uneducated hillbillies and bumpkins that deserve to be scorned and ridiculed, while they, of course, are enlightened, all-knowing and better know how to run YOUR life and spend YOUR money than you do, because they are oh-so-much more intelligent and educated than YOU are.

          They are anti-Whites whose prime directive is the eradication of Whites.

          Stay tuned: There’s a lot to learn here.

    • Brutus

      Really, we should boycott football until we can have all White teams.

  • Spartacus

    “We could name the team after a barbarian tribe—perhaps the “District Dacians?” Fans could show up to the stadium wearing wolf skins.”


    Don’t forget to get out during the storm and yell at the sky . That’s important.

  • Michigan Patriot

    I am offended by name Obama; the racist dictator’s new name is Obummer.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      I use “BO”, because it constitutes his initials, and it’s quite fitting.

      • So CAL Snowman

        personally I vacillate between “obongo” and “chuckles”

        • Mergatroyd

          O’Vomit is fitting. This is what my Irish DNA wants to do everytime I am forced to look at his mug.

          • IanJMacDonald

            I routinely call him “Barry” or even “Barry Soetero.” Guaranteed to drive liberals nuts.

      • Katherine McChesney

        There IS a stench related to him, isn’t there?

      • itdoesnotmatter

        I too, no matter in what blog or newsgroup I comment, it’s BO.

      • Brutus

        I usually refer to him as BHO, to draw attention to his middle name.

    • Stan D Mute

      “Commander of (state) Cheese”

  • JohnEngelman

    American Indian mascots reflect the admiration of white Americans for the peoples they conquered. They are a tribute, not a put down. The Army calls its attack helicopter the Apache because it respects the martial prowess of Indians, not because it wants to make fun of them.

    – Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 7, 2013

    This is well said. Those who object to the name “Washington Redskins” are far too sensitive. I could understand objecting to a team name like, “Sacramento Savages,” but “Washington Redskins” was never intended in a derogatory sense.

    • Basketeddie

      How about the ” Detroit Savages”.

      • JohnEngelman

        The Detroit Dinges has more of a ring to it.

        • Stan D Mute

          “Detroit Darkies” is even better

    • Puggg

      There are Apache helicopters. There aren’t any Pueblo helicopters.

      The Apaches put up a fight, the Pueblos rolled over.

      • joesolargenius

        The Apache is still considered to have been one of the greatest Guerrilla warfare fighters in the world, they could curl up into a ball naked on the ground and you could walk by and not know they were there. They trained their kids to run long distance starting at a very young age and how to be an accomplished warrior by their early teens.

  • Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

    All this renaming crap….now everything sucks.

  • RedPA

    I say change the name of the teams and everything else named after these third-worlders. “Native-Americans” are not groups of people to be in awe of. The sooner we forget about “Native-Americans”, the sooner we can begin building a non-liberal, White-centric nation.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Us White people already have “The Fighting Irish”

    • Anglokraut

      I don’t identify with a Catholic team. A lot of Whites don’t, either.

  • Basketeddie

    I would love to see Arnold buy a basketball team and name it the Schwarzeneggers. Once the idiot liberals figure out the translation of that name, it would be fun to watch them go apoplectic.

  • Funruffian

    Let’s rename them the Euro-Americans.

  • Gianni_Paolinzetti

    As a lifelong Redskins fan, I think the only conceivable name-change that would be acceptable to me would indeed be the Whiteskins. I actually love the idea.

  • Puggg

    If they change their name to Washington Whiteskins, what will happen to their spaghetti headed quarterback who looks like a woman with facial hair but no breasts and who is engaged to a white woman? Yeah, that cornball brother.

    • [Guest]

      Your comment prompted me to look it up.

      I almost wish I hadn’t.

      • Spartacus

        Let’s hope it kills her .

        • Stan D Mute

          Something that amazes me is that a white woman who has bedded an African may find a white man who will accept her. An example is the model Heidi Klum who has some mulatto children I believe with an African who looks like he lost a fight with a lawnmower. Now she’s left scarface the African and is consorting with a normal looking white guy. To me, the knowledge that Klum has mated with an African makes her less attractive than say Rachel Maddow or Roseanne Barr. Even if you could get past the increased STD risk with such a woman, how do you get past the obvious proof of mental impairment?

          • Sloppo

            The biggest question in my mind about Heidi is what made her choose to marry that ugly fellow to begin with. Did she get paid to do it by the propaganda masters and divorce when the contract ran out? He may have been a very nice fellow, but she could have chosen any of thousands of very nice fellows with descent looks. How could she do such a terrible thing to her children?

          • Katherine McChesney

            I read an interview with her out of curiosity. She admitted she was attracted to his crotch.

            Typical of a whore. A mudshark at that.

          • Sloppo

            Did she say if she had become tired of that crotch?

          • BaronBaal

            I doubt she was even thinking about “the children” when she was bedding the guy.

          • Brian

            When my GF and I were dating early on, our ‘numbers’ came up, and I said I don’t care what hers is as long as it’s not triple digits, but I asked her if she’d ever burned coal. She didn’t catch the reference, and I explained. She made a grimace of revulsion and said ‘oh god no, how stupid do I look?’ I knew we had a good thing going. 😉

        • itdoesnotmatter

          It wouldn’t have to throttle me; waking in the morning to see that face a few inches from mine would kill me.
          I think the same of greasy pated Seal specimen. Heidi must know something we don’t. How did she do it?

          • Spartacus

            Drugs .

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Must have required large quantities. Yuck.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Why did you post a picture of one of the Williams sisters? I thought this article was about feetsball, not tennis.

        • Mergatroyd

          That is a beauty queen compared to either of the Williams sisters. Don’t wonder why advertisers don’t use their images to promote their products. They claim it’s because they’re black. Nope. It’s because they’re downright, stone ugly.

      • Mergatroyd

        Give a warning upstream son if you’re going to post something so hideous. I come here to get away from that kind of thing…at least for a few minutes. I am bombarded with images just like that 24/7. Blech.

      • NoMosqueHere

        I see a decapitation in her future. And that goes for the dog too.

      • sshadow

        Has bestiality been legalized.

    • Stan D Mute

      Brother if that looks like a “woman” (with or without facial hair) to you, then you are definitely hanging out in the wrong places!

  • Luca

    If these liberal girly-man are offended, all they have to do is scrap up $1.6 billion and buy the team and name it whatever they want. After they rename it something like the “Washington Neutral Gender Inclusive Rainbow Diversity Players” and watch ticket sales and profits circle the bowl, they may have second thoughts.

  • [Guest]

    >>>…I predict the Redskins are doomed. Regardless of the owners and the fans, regardless of the disruption, expense, and trouble of a name change, despite the fact that most people don’t care, the team will get a new name.

    Given the track record of the seemingly endless line of grievance groups, I’d say that Mr. Hood is exactly right.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m not much of a football fan, and don’t know much about the Redskins’ roster, but I suspect that if a racial name is to be used for the team, it would have to be the Blackskins.

    • sp483

      Or the Sh*tskins.

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    It you want a name for your team that is absolutely above any suspicion of “racism” then call your team “the Social Constructs”.

  • Bossman

    Whenever I turn on my TV to watch a game of football, I see that most of the players are black so I don’t see how a team could be named “The Whiteskins.”

  • Talltrees

    Rather than see ‘Redskins’ as offensive, Indians need to see the name as a compliment. Why would a team call itself something they didn’t like?

    • Eddie Lutz

      I agree. Would the amerindians rather fade completely away from the national consciousness?

  • The Bogeyman

    Why don’t they just cover the Indian on their helmets with a redskin potato sticker and keep the name?

  • Pelagian

    its not about correctness .. its about power. They complain because they CAN

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

      yep, kinda reminds one of the clique of dorks and band-fags we all knew in high school

      now they’re in charge and seeking revenge

      • Anglokraut

        “Band-fags”? Classy. I know musical talent only finds a small percentage of the population, but there’s no need to be bitter about it. Now I’m going to get my clarinet out and practice my scales and arpeggios. You know, “Band-fag” stuff.

        • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

          perhaps you’d prefer the skin flute?

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Who cares about one team of ni66ers playing against another team of ni66ers?

    The sooner white men stop supporting the NFL, the fewer overpaid, showboating groids with money to satisfy their animal hunger for white flesh there will be.

    • Whitetrashgang

      I hate to say it but I am a huge Pats fan, but after having groids move in my neighbourhood I am sick of the rest of the NFL.(BTW Pats the most white team in NFL). But that is our problem, most white men are stupid, watch porn ,TV, play video games, do their whore as whites are being displaced in their own country.Kind of like Jews lending money and charging interest to Death camp guards. Its so sick at a certain point its insane..

    • Mergatroyd

      Same for the NBA.

    • Brian

      Yep. I still watch baseball but gave up football for hockey.

  • the_wop

    I’m thinking the indians are getting mad simply because of the sheer number of groids on the team “representing” their race. That or maybe they are just mad because they can’t get on the team. Either way who really give a….

  • Eddie Lutz

    Just change the name to the Black Butts.

    • Bossman

      That would be a much more correct and realistic name for any U.S. football team. Better yet the big male black butts.

  • bubo

    How about Conquistadors? A big white Spaniard on a horse with a big red cross on his chest.

    • Sick of it

      We need a team like that somewhere in the southwest. Or Florida. That would be a great mascot.

  • sbuffalonative

    I know what you’re saying. White Trash would be a deliberate and blatant attempt to offend white people. But really, most whites would play it up and have fun with it. That would drive the usual suspects mad.

  • http://independent-british-nationalist.blogspot.com/ British Activism

    I have absolutely no idea about American football, and to be honest, I do not really care.

    However, I think this is a good article because it has a direct analysis – and much more importantly as well as rarely, promotes an idea that could be run with.

    Of course, it may turn out into a huge joke, but if it highlights the issues raised in this article and annoys the “hand-wringing libtards” then at least it is something more pro-active than it just being another article moaning about what is being done to us.


    Stanford University used to call themselves “The Indians”, but about 40 years ago, they decided to stop offending Indians and changed to “The Cardinals”.

    Every few years, this demand rears its ugly head, and like all liberal initiatives, it lacks logic, as the article illustrates.

    The University of Illinois must soon decide whether, and if so how, to fight an exceedingly silly edict from the NCAA. That organization’s primary function is to require college athletics to be no more crassly exploitative and commercial than is absolutely
    necessary. But now the NCAA is going to police cultural sensitivity, as it understands that. Hence the decision to declare Chief Illiniwek ‘hostile and abusive’ to Native Americans. … One of America’s booming businesses is the indignation industry that manufactures the synthetic outrage needed to fuel identity politics. … But in any case, why should anyone’s disapproval of a nickname doom it? When, in the multiplication of entitlements, did we produce an entitlement for everyone to go through life without being annoyed by anything, even a team’s nickname? If some Irish or Scots were to take offense at Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish or the Fighting Scots of Monmouth College, what rule of morality would require the rest of us to care? Civilization depends on, and civility often requires, the willingness to say, ‘What you are doing is none of my business’ and ‘What I am doing is none of your business.’

    But this is an age when being an offended busybody is considered evidence of advanced thinking and an exquisite sensibility. So, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has demanded that the University of South Carolina’s teams not be called Gamecocks because cock fighting is cruel. It also is illegal in South Carolina.

    In 1972, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst replaced the nickname Redmen with Minutemen. White men carrying guns? If some advanced thinkers are made miserable by this, will the NCAA’s censors offer relief? Scottsdale Community College in Arizona was wise to adopt the nickname ‘Fighting Artichokes’.

    There is no grievance group representing the lacerated feelings of artichokes. Yet.”

    Re: “Chief Among the Silliness”

    by George Will

    Jan 5, 2006


    • Boris_baiter

      Minor point (unless you’re a Stanford alum), the Stanford mascot is the Cardinal, not the Cardinals…..

  • Magician

    Washington Rednecks

  • Anglokraut

    I thought the team was called the “Detroit Felons.” I remember the San Fran team was called the “Ferries” and they were all flaming.

  • Jacobite2

    The Greens and Blues in Constantinople fought over chariot teams because not one of them would’ve given the slightest cr*p what some wog thought about anything they were doing. Sounds to me like it’s time to re-activate the 7th Cavalry.

  • Sick of it

    Most American Indians self-identify as American (many self-identify as white). I’m obviously not including foreigners who should not be here to begin with. Everyone else does hate us.

  • Johnny Clay

    Really piss off the PC crowd. Call them the Washington Veterans.

  • Pelagian

    Maybe changing the name to the Washington No-Skins would be more pleasing to the PC crowd.

    • Pelagian

      Or better yet .. The Washington Skin-Alives.

  • Pelagian

    One commercial reason that may impel them to change the name: huge merchandising opportunity whenever you change anything about your uniform. So much so that the NFL regulates that you can only change your uniform once every 5 years or something. so as not to make it one continuous fashion industry-based manipulation. This would obviously be an extraordinary circumstance where they would get a variance on that rule.

  • Thor Bonham

    Amazing … If the name was “Washington white chests” or something to that effect, I, as a whiteman, would feel proud ..
    Libtards,… You can never figure them out ..

  • Thor Bonham

    Do you find it dominant ?

  • Magician

    Sooner or later politically correct people will demand that the White House must be renamed the Black House

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      No that would be the “Colored House” (or perhaps the “Rainbow House”).

    • Major

      Why not…it’s already Section 8.

  • ArthurDodger

    Or the Presidential Palace.
    Or, the Berghof.
    Or, the Obama Peoples’ Central Committee Building.

  • Magician

    Washington Rednecks merchandise

    Go Rednecks!!

  • Major

    Why not change the Chicago Black Hawks while we’re at it too? I know…Obummer wouldn’t like that?

  • Brian

    I would suggest a new mascot for some of these schools– the White Liberal Guilties. Could have a pic of Tim Wise looking sad.

  • john boggs

    Site. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • http://www.federaleagent86.blogspot.com/ Federale

    What about the Trojans? Is this an example of Greek supremecism?

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    Since it’s D.C.: Washington Red Inks.

  • DavidMacko

    Several decades ago there was a satirical suggestion to rename Washington D.C. Hershey. The proponents of the measure said that it involved truth in labeling since the city was 80% chocolate and 20% nuts. The percentages may have changed but idea has much validity.