Jeb Bush apparently thinks its funny to make a joke on the campaign trail that the name of the football team is not offensive but the name of the town, Washington, is offensive. He berates activists and other stakeholders who have engaged in the time honored tradition of protest and petitioning courts to redress wrongs. Previous blog posts have addressed why it is not an infringement of free speech for a judge to say that the federal government cannot provide copyright protection to an organization's logo that uses a racist name. Mr. Bush also displays an astonishing insensitvity to the core issue: this name is an insult to an ethnic group that also happened to be the first people in North America. The name is an affront to Native Americans and should be offensive to every human being. An insult to one is an insult to all. It is not funny, Mr. Bush, cut it out. See http://wpo.st/VuSh0 for more information about this offensive banter.
Josh Silver is one of the founders of RWF and is a life time fan that wants the name changed!