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Lamar HS Coach Chimes In On “Redskins”

Posted by Redskins.com on February 12, 2013 – 4:26 pm


Earlier today, Larry Michael caught up with Redskins LB Brian Orakpo’s High School Football Coach, Tom Nolen, from Lamar HS in Houston, TX, one of the 70 different high schools in 25 states known as the Redskins.

Watch the full interview below then check out Redskins.com for more on yesterday’s McLoud High School profile. A full list of all schools and names can be found at www.maxpreps.com.

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7 Responses to “Lamar HS Coach Chimes In On “Redskins””

  1. By Lou Sacks on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t care who else uses the name. It offends large numbers of Native Americans. It’s a slur like the “N” word to African Americans. They’re especially offended by the feathered headress as it’s a reserved honorary symbol. I’ve been a fan of this team for most of my 65 years. It’s hard for me too. But it’s just a label. Change it to “redwings” “redstarts” or “Washington Diaamonds” – I don’t really care. The team will be the same, the colors will be the same. We must honor our ethnic and minority groups, especially those who we uprooted, decimated, and slaughtered in vast numbers as conquerors. This move would help them feel more pride in who they are. That’s much more important to me than a sports team name.

  2. By Rob Grayson on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Washington football team should change its name to the JEW BOYS. What a great honor to name a team after Jews.

  3. By Nicole Sealey on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    It is horribly offensive, although I do not identify as Native American, I do not support any teams that utilize the indigenous peoples of the US as “mascots” as if they were animals. It is not surprising that the Washington team has such a horrible record–karma. I encourage leaders of tribal nations to reach out to the NAACP (and other relevant groups) to ban together to fight this issue.

  4. By Joe on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Dan Snyder and all his money is not going to allow anyone to bully him into changing his childhood favorite team name. This is not about offensiveness, it’s about a group of people trying to get paid. They don’t care about the High Schools, cuz the money is in the NFL.

  5. By Tony on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @Joe: How would those who denounce the Redskins name get “paid” off of a name change? To my knowledge, they’re not seeking damages, or past royalties. They just want the team to change the name. Snyder, OTOH, would have to spend money developing a new brand. Of course, he’d recoup some of that with the wave of brand new merch that would come along with it.

    So, this comes down to economics, agreed – but only the side of Redskins ownership.

  6. By David on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    It is a team name. Nothing more. Second to the people suggesting we get with the NAACP? The single most RACIST organization out there behind the KKK? LOL

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