Race/Gender

Washington Redskins and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell meet with Native American leaders about changing the team’s name. Sorta. But not really.

You can tell the Racist Epithets are serious because of who they sent to the meeting!

Did you see this at ThinkProgress?

In Secret Meeting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Discussed Redskins Name Change With U.S. Senator

As calls to change the name of the Washington Redskins escalated in 2013, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and top officials from the Redskins organization, including general manager Bruce Allen, met in secret with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Native American leaders who support changing the name, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told ThinkProgress.

No, owner Dan Snyder, who once famously asserted that they can change the team’s name when they pry it from his cold, dead fingers, or something like that, wasn’t there. But they did send this guy:

Yep. You know an organization is serious about racial sensitivity and progress when they trot out Sen. Macaca.

It’s important to note a coincidence, by the way. First, from the TP story, and the emphasis is mine:

The meeting was intended as a listening session for a league and team that have insisted that they are willing to have an open dialogue with those opposed to the name, the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the meeting was supposed to remain private, said.

And now the opening image from the Macaca video again.

George Allen Macaca Listening TourYes, I expect a speedy resolution any day now…

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