I will admit, that this time, his essay was relevant, since the venue was an NFL game in which the Washington team was competing. The subject, of course, was the NAME of the team. The debate about an unacceptable name [which some people consider a pejorative-- a derogatory and potentially hurtful term] for a whole north American indigenous racial group, has been raging off and on for a very long time in the good old USA. [Good media stuff].
IMO, it boils down to something similar to "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
One last thing, IMO: Costas' EQUATING the term "Redskin", with the N-word for black people, the K-word for Jews, the W-word for Italians, the S-word for Hispanics/Latinos, etc. is flat WRONG. The term "Redskin", in relation to naming a football team, was NEVER motivated by any desire to be derisive, demeaning or derogatory and hurtful. On the other hand, those other "X-words", and anything like them, WERE definitely invented and used by those who had a pathetic need to make a particular group look small, powerless and reviled , so that the term users could momentarily look big and feel part of the in-crowd. I hope the team owners do not succumb to the ravings of the Liberal left who gave us Affirmative Action, the Affordable Care Act, and other ideas that are synonymous with "FAIL".
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
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