Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

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October 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON – The Redskins name debate just isn’t going away.

A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.

Next to it is written the caption “Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage.”

FOX 5 reached out to a number of businesses that advertise at Fed-Ex Field, the home stadium of the Redskins, to see if the name bothered them.

They either had no comment on the issue but offered support for the team and the partnership – or didn’t call us back altogether.

19 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • awegweiser says:

    Both the name is dumb and its opposition is dumb. So much more to be concerned about than another damn athletic thing.

  • dumpsterdan says:

    I hated it when they got Syracuse University to stop using an Indian for the Orangemen. Now we have a stupid orange, as in fruit. Oranges belong in Florida, not New York!

  • Chuck Fisher says:

    I just want to throw something out there…as a long-time Buffalo Bills fan, I think it’s high time we stopped exploiting animals by degrading them and using them as sports logos. Animals such as lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!) are warm and cuddly and make terrific pets. They are getting a bad rap by being represented as strong and vicious and this does untold damage to their image in society. Not only does this make it harder for them to live peacefully among other animals, but their image will be tarnished for generations to come, making normal living conditions, such as securing gainful employment, impossible and ruining their quality of life! Enough is enough, people!

    Actually, before anyone out there has a stroke, the only part of that last paragraph that was NOT written sarcastically was the last sentence…truly, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Maybe if you interject the “Redskins” in place of animal names above, you’ll see how STUPID and petty this whole argument is. The only thing I’ve learned about the difference in races in the last 30 years is that anyone not of the “caucasian” race is getting progressively thin-skinned as time goes on. The “Redskins” name and logo should be a matter of pride, not of contention, because I believe it was used out of respect. Hell, change the name to the Washington “Italians” or “Pasta Boilers”, I”ll go out and buy a jersey
    tomorrow! Get over yourselves, people, and get a life so that you don’t sit around thinking up things to get offended about! Enough IS enough!

  • Sarrah Goldblume says:

    Political Correctness is as unfounded in fact, logic, and science as Voodoo.

  • rivahmitch says:

    Cartoonist probably prefers the hammer and sickle. Eff ’em all! Semper Fi!

  • Tread7 says:

    Goooo Redskins…Excellent team name don’t Change the name !!! Go to hell PC nuts !!!

  • Just Dave says:

    The first 2 flags represent loser’s. Enough said.

    1. Mike L. says:

      Well, take this a step further-the Indians were losers also. And, anyone who puts “just” in front of their name, must not be much of a winner either.

      1. Just Dave says:

        Mike you must be a libaturd, go back to momy’s basement where you belong and be a good boy

  • Art Hock says:

    The nitwits on the left have to create a problem where none exists. A real Native American knows that the reason sports teams received Indian names were a sign of respect as being great warriors not as disrespect.

  • Lloydl333 says:

    A few busybodies that need a reason to exist are the people behind this. The Canadian Indians are Not. Get a life. Also these idiots need to read the history of the Redskin and where it came from and what it represents.

    If anything I like the idea that they drop the Washington part off the name. That is the embarrasing part of the Redskins.

  • thestormy says:

    My Confederate flag had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH SLAVERY!!!! IT WAS ABOUT THE NORTH WANTING COTTON FOR NOTHING. THAT’S WHY THEY BURNED SOUTHERN PLANTATIONS. IF THEY COULDN’T GET THE COTTON AT THEIR PRICE FARMERS HAD TO SUFFER. HOW MANY SLAVES DIED IN THOSE FIRES ALONG WITH THE PLANTATION OWNERS??? IT WAS ABOUT LINCOLN WANTING TO FORCE SOUTHERN STATES INTO THE UNION!! IT WAS ABOUT SOUTHERN LIBERTY FORM THE UNION ! LINCOLN MADE IT ABOUT SLAVERY TO GET REELECTED!!!! HE DID NOT GIVE A RATS A$$ ABOUT THE SLAVER. HE ADMITTED THAT TO A JOURNALIST IN A LETTER. google Lincoln’s letters.

    1. Lloydl333 says:

      You are right on. Blacks need to read some history. Their history. Ignorance abounds.

      1. thestormy says:

        You mean history that the Spanish bought them from the tribal leaders & brought them to America. Maybe that tribes sacrificed them to volcano gods,alligator gods,they were constantly at war with other tribes. The Spanish did them a big favor in the long run as not much has changed in the jungles of any of those nations.

  • 4USA2 says:

    Go Washington RED SKINS! Great team name! Doesn’t need to be changed.

  • dad666 says:

    The MORONS just don’t know how to give up. They would rather continue to argue a rediculous position and look more and more foolish each time

  • panola60 says:

    Democrats will say “Our Jim Crow, KKK, Opposing Civil Rights, Opposing Women’s Voting days are over”. Today we are no longer racist. . .

    “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.”
    – (Democrat) Senator Joe Biden

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” – (Democrat) Senator Joe Biden

    “a light-skinned African American with no N*gro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” – (Democrat) Senator Harry Reid

    Mahatma Gandhi “ran a gas station down in Saint Louis.” – (Democrat) Hillary Clinton

    “A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Getting Us Coffee” – (Democrat) Bill Clinton

    ‘I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.’ – Barack Obama

    ‘I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.’ – Barack Obama

    ‘There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.’ – Barack Obama

  • Fixall says:

    This controversy pops up every couple of years. Let it rest.

  • SniperToo says:

    Really? You would have to be legally blind and brain dead to think that there is common ground between all three. How stupid do the left think we are here? Just because they are legally stupid. Boy!, are we in trouble BIG TIME!

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