The Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell reports that the National Park Service will not allow the Washington Redskins to build a new stadium in D.C. if it insists on keeping its current name. The Redskins currently play in FedEx Field, which is in Prince George’s County, but D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has been lobbying to have the team return to the city itself by building a new facility where Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium currently stands. That land, however, is owned by the National Park Service.
Native Americans opposed to the continued use of “Redskins” as the name of Washington’s NFL team gained widespread attention before last year’s Super Bowl with a web video protesting the name. For this year’s Super Bowl, the nation’s largest Native American group wants to do it again.
The National Congress of American Indians launched a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign in December with the goal of raising $20,000 to produce the ad. As of press time, the campaign had reached its goal with more than two days to spare, with 300 backers pledging $20,136 to make the ad happen.
According to the web site, the ad will “create a commercial ad campaign that sends a clear and powerful message to NFL fans prior to and during this year’s Super Bowl.”
“We’ll digitally remove the offensive logos from an exciting Washington highlight video and show the world what it will look like when the name is gone,” the description of the campaign says. “No R-word, no mascots, no racism. But the amazing football play and players remain. In this way, we’ll remind Washington fans that their memories and tradition will remain when the mascot changes.”
do these look like white people skin tones to you (these were eyedropped from actual art/models from places that had the most neutral lighting and in a couple cases, the brightest)
like imo its a stretch to even say hes a tan white person, especially if you look at his in-game model, no white person is that brown. also lets be real, he’s a cowboy from new mexico, why would he be white? its a lot more believable that he is mexican and/or native american (and the lines between those two are honestly pretty blurry because the US-mexico border was established by whites, not the indigenous people, and many tribes exist on both sides of the border). he could easily be navajo, apache, zuni, ute, or any of the other tribes that exist in new mexico (which is a lot). him being non-white also fits in very well with the cowboy image as most original cowboys were not white but rather mexican, native american, and black. the theory of him being non-white is also slightly backed up by the fact that in the comics he does say a couple words in spanish:
basically my point is theres zero reason to headcanon mccree as white and a lot of reason to headcanon him as indigenous