It seems that in the midst of announcing the retirement of the Redskins name, many others have been filing trademarks on what the new team might be called creating additional headaches for the owners.
Martin McCaulay has trademarked over 40 potential names and to maintain his trademark and be in compliance he sells merchandise for those names instead of merely squatting.
We don’t believe it was ever a good PR exercise for the franchise or the NFL but it just proves that getting woke has a price.
Given all of the money the Redskins will spend on PR companies, logo designers and merchandising experts, imagine if that money was actually deployed to programs assisting the very indigenous communities who won’t benefit one iota from a name change.
Have the cancel culture considered this? The fact that Native Americans are more likely to die of alcohol-related causes, diabetes or tuberculosis than others. Or that this community has the highest rate of intimate partner violence in the U.S. and twice the risk of child abuse and neglect?
The only thing the name change will do is make woke liberals feel better about themselves. We watch with interest to see whether any dent will be made in these ugly stats