The rise of cancel culture and political correctness has resulted in the country removing many historic landmarks and renaming professional sports teams.
After 106 years, the Cleveland Indians renamed themselves the Cleveland Guardians in 2022. Similarly, after 87 years, the Washington Redskins were named “the Washington Football Team” and then later “the Washington Commanders” in 2020.
However, a petition is gaining momentum by the Native American Guardian Association (NAGA) to demand the organization revert back to its original name of “Redskins.” More than 80,000 people have signed the petition. (Poll: Is the Country Going In The Right Direction Under Biden? VOTE)
ICYMI: A Native American group is urging the new owners of the Washington Commanders to restore the football team’s original name, the Washington Redskins, or face a Bud Light-like national boycott. https://t.co/J4k3XCis28 pic.twitter.com/motOElEzBq
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NAGA says the petition is “designed to promote our history, put an end to cancel culture, and reclaim the name ‘Redskins.’”
The petition states: “We invite all Americans to stand up for the dignity of EVERY AMERICAN under assault in today’s increasingly nonsensical culture wars.” (Trending: Democrat Threatens To Leave Party In Scathing Statement)
“This ‘LINE IN THE SAND’ moment reinforces undeniable history of the NATIVE AMERICAN assisting the FOUNDING OF AMERICA, with NATIVE AMERICAN principles used by the FOUNDING FATHERS in the US Constitution – and, EVERY AMERICAN’s right to the 1st and 14th Amendment and not to be targets of cancel culture or ESG.”
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“This is not a simple left or right issue for Americans; it reaches across the political spectrum dating back to our Founding Fathers,” the petition continues.
“The Native American Guardian Association (NAGA) stands up for and is not only fighting back to preserve key elements of American History and the 1st and 14th Amendment, NAGA is fighting for the civil liberties of EVERY AMERICAN,” it reads. (Poll: Do You Trust the Biden Family? VOTE)
“Americans see they are losing their rights because of a vicious cancel culture that shows little care for their concerns or civil liberties; It is time to support leaders, brands and organizations who will stand with EVERY AMERICAN, rather than fighting against them. Join our fight and show your support by pledging your donation today!”
The group also sent a letter to the new team owner, Josh Harris, team president Jason Wright, and head coach Ron Rivera.