‘The Nation’ Magazine: Redskins Owner Needs ‘Mass Genocide’ to Keep Team Name

‘If you need mass displacement and genocide to have a team name, then maybe you want to think about changing the name’

ZIRIN: "And you know what? The first owner of the Washington football team, George Preston Marshall, once said there would never be any African-Americans on the team. They were the last team to integrate. So you never want to say never. I'm sure you have old stock footage of George Wallace saying 'segregation now, segregation forever.' You never want to be the person who is saying never in an issue like this because I believe the name will change and it will happen because of popular pressure and it will happen because of one basic fact. If Native Americans were 14% of the population, there's no way there would be a team name called the Redskins. And so if you need mass displacement and genocide to have a team name, then maybe you ought to think about changing the name."

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