Washington’s “Redskins” moniker has been a hot and controversial topic as of late. To many, the name is seen as politically incorrect and one that should cease to be used.
Several members of the United States government have even stepped in, putting pressure on Washington owner Dan Snyder to change it, even giving him suggestions on new names.
Most recently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell penned a letter to Congress backing Snyder, stating that the name is “a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”
It’s safe to say that the majority of the population does not agree with Goodell, and that includes the Zen Master himself, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson.
“Life in all it’s many forms…” the use of the name #Redskins is highly offensive. It is time to find a new name. I suggest the name Whigs.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) June 13, 2013
So, Washington, if you’re listening, Jackson is providing you with free consulting during this time. It’d probably be wise to tap into that as it doesn’t seem like folks are going to let this go until the name is changed.