Yes, Dan Snyder and the Washington Redsk… Actually, I’m not spelling out the full term because it’s on the way to being on par with the n-word and f-word; flat-out derogatory. However, here’s why Snyder should change his team name to the politically acceptable Washington Rednecks.
I’m not going to be that jerk and make an outrageous claim that I was the first to come up with this thought, like other plagiarism and fraud-filled blogs. A lot of people have already come up with this Washington Rednecks idea, including a funny Alabama-based blog that believes the team should move to the south.
I support that because the less sports we have in Washington D.C., the more that district can concentrate on eradicating governmental policies that screw minorities over, instead of NFL teams.
But I’m not a headline-hunting, political-barking blogger. I’m just a sometimes funny dipshit who wants to give you three reasons why it’s totally acceptable for Dan Snyder to rename his team to this seemingly offensive word, “Rednecks.”
You could call a White person a “honkey,” “cracker,” or “porky,” and they literally wouldn’t give a shit. The only time White people are offended is when you offend non-White people. That’s right, the average White person will react more vigilantly to non-White racism than racism directed at their own White background. Don’t ask me for scientific facts and research to qualify that last statement; you’ve lived life; you know it’s true.
The term “redneck” is derived from White farmers working in the sun all day and getting sunburnt on their neck. When you call someone a redneck, you’re basically saying they’re a hard-working American. There’s no difference between calling a farmer a “redneck” and telling a dumb blonde that her tan is beautiful; they’re both compliments. Even though we both know the only way that dumb blonde got the tan was by sitting in a salon for an hour. Honey, it’s December in Manhattan. You’re not fooling anyone.
I really need to get this out there: I don’t want either Snyder or Sterling to be categorized in the same group as the rest of us Jews. Snyder and Sterling are not Jews; they’re billionaires; an entirely separate sect of despicable humans.
A typical Jew has absolute empathy for every minority; regardless of race, ethnicity, or history. For example, there are plenty of progressive Jews who are empathetic with the Palestinian cause, so as long as it doesn’t amount to the destruction of Israel.
So if Jews like me can empathize with Palestinians, we can easily have a place in our hearts for Native Americans and African Americans. That’s why I will never forgive Dan Snyder for not thinking before he spoke when he said, “We will never change the [Redsk!ns] name.” Or when Donald Sterling told his girlfriend to stop hanging out with Black people.
At least in Sterling’s case he has the alibi of being an old fart and was raised in a time when you couldn’t lose your job for being racist.
Whereas, being a racist today is like wearing two different-colored socks; society doesn’t bother you as long as you hide it.
Either way, Sterling will pass away in a few to ten years, so we don’t need the media to bludgeon him to death. Let him slowly disappear from this earth in peace. But Dan Snyder is relatively young; 49-years-old. He’s the age that most people my age look up to. People aged 45-to-60 years old are the leaders of our society. These are people whose footsteps we should follow. We need them to set an example for us; better yet, in today’s racially sensitive world, we need leaders to set the right and open-minded example, even if it means pennies on the dollar to your profit.
The only explanation I can muster as to why Snyder would be so ignorant is that when a person has as much money as he does, their morals, values, and empathy fly out the window, and arrogance swoops in. It’s all about the bottom line: Snyder doesn’t care about the plight of minorities if it amounts to fewer sales.
I only wonder how he might feel about the Red$!@* name if he were in my Jewish shoes, and I in his. I’m sure he’d be the bitch complaining about me. Though at least I’d have the guts to change before the shit hit the fan.
Unfortunately for Snyder it doesn’t matter what name he chooses to change his team to because the damage has already been done. When first approached about the issue, he and his marketing team didn’t do their research about the offensive Native-American term, or perhaps they simply ignored it. Both cases are equally disturbing.
He might as well call his franchise the Washington Spears because his marketing strategy has left a scar on his legacy.
…And hey, Native Americans used spears, so maybe instead of an insult this time Washington’s team name would honor them.
For more information on why the term “Redsk!ns” is offensive, just Google it, bro.