Fans of The Washington Redskins Football Team Just Got Some Great News…
Washington Redskins fans can continue to cheer on their team as loudly as they would like, and the political correctness police can cry themselves to sleep as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected the petition filed by George Washington University Professor John Banzhaf, that would result in the Redskins changing their name or being fined.
The FCC stated that while the petition claimed that the name "Redskins" was profane, even though 90% of Native Americans took no issue with the name, the law states that profanity is sexual or excretory in nature, thus excluding the Redskins name from the definition of profanity.
Banzhaf was not happy with this ruling and is not willing to give up his fight. He said, "I’ve got quite a number of options we’re still looking at . . . I’ve got to sit down with some of my colleagues and see where we go from here. It’s a disappointment, but it’s certainly not the end of the line."
Regardless of Banzhaf's inability to admit defeat and his determination to continue the fight, the FCC's ruling was a major win for the First Amendment and other potential targets of similar cases, such as the Cleveland Indians. While there are still three outstanding petitions filed by three Native Americans against TV stations, it can't be denied that the FCC's dismissal sets a precedent for future cases and history (or was it herstory) books can show that just because a small group of people is offended, that doesn't mean the world needs to change their ways to make them feel better.
The amazing thing about political correctness is that most people aren't even offended by what these liberals find themselves fighting against, as previously mentioned an astounding 90% of Native Americans saw no offense in the Washington Redskins's name. Instead it's liberals creating these tempests because there's the potential for someone to be offended. If only they cared more about actual issues as opposed to these manufactured crises.