Jeb Bush Says ‘Redskins’ Name Should Not Be Changed: ‘I Don’t Find It Offensive’
Presidental candidate Jeb Bush says that politicians should not have a say in whether the Washington NFL football team changes its nickname, but personally, he doesn't think that the name should be changed. Speaking at the ... BREAKING NEWS: The Jeb Bush "Right to Rise Super PAC" has accepted $100,000 from Washington owner Daniel Snyder. This is true.
Back to Bush's comments, which he made on The Arena on Sirius XM:
“I don’t think they should change it,” he said, “but again, I don’t think politicians should have any say on that stuff, to be honest with you. I don’t find it offensive. Native American tribes generally don’t find it offensive. We had a similar flap with FSU if you recall, and the Seminole tribe itself came to the defense of the university and it subsided. It’s a sport for crying out loud. It’s a football team. Washington has a huge fan base. I just, I don’t know. I’m missing something, I guess.”
That Native Americans "generally don't find it offensive" isn't true at all, but even if it were, it wouldn't matter. The fact that many do is enough. A slur is a slur, and even the U.S. copyright office agrees, which stripped Washington of theirs earlier this year.
Anyway, thanks Jeb! for casting this into the news once again. You may have lost yet more votes, but you've gained 100 grand, and have kept things interesting.
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