I traveled (and paid some folks to travel) the country and visit some real life Native Americans. I am now told I really like them, and I was struck by the difficult problems their communities face today. So I am going to set up a charity called the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” because I want to help (sort of) and couldn’t resist using the slur in the name of the charity. See, I really have nothing against those people and wish them well, so back off already and please let me keep using the Redskins name for the team that I own.
Still Obliviously Yours,
The letter and foundation seem like a desperate move to end the criticism over keeping the name. It’s a PR stunt for his detractors and practically a bribe for the “Original American” communities. Like I said before, the feelings about a great tradition do not outweigh the morality of showing respect by declining to repeat racial epithets.