Coming out of Washington, it looks like the Redskins could get a name change to the Redtails.
What’s a Redtail? I didn’t even know myself, so this was the explanation in the article.
In his resolution, Grosso urges the team to change its name to the Washington Redtails, noting that that was the nickname used by the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering aviation unit that broke the color barrier for U.S. military pilots in World War II. A plane used by the airmen recently was put in a place of honor in the Smithsonian.
This would be a complete 180-degree turn from their current name. One that isn’t racist, but is about equality. I wouldn’t mind it either way really. The Redskins name has been around so long that I probably have gotten used to it, so the name change issue isn’t big to me. But if it’s that important, a change sounds good and i can dig this.