Political correctness

Here is an email sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an
article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.
I enjoyed it immensely, and hope you do too…

Dear Mr. Page…

   I      always love your articles and I generally agree with them.  I      would

suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name to the "Foreskins"
to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in

Here are some other politically correctness to consider: I agree with our
Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged
name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional
football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but
nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political
correctness and courtesy, we must move forward

. Let’s ditch the Kansas City
Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in
a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then
we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant
Blacks from the 60’s alive. Gone. It’s offensive to us white folk.

   The      New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team      named

> for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that
tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among
our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans
Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged.
We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our
children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even
spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing
childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates . Wrong message to our

The Milwaukee Brewers—well that goes without saying . . . Wrong message to
our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to
rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved
with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing
congress loves . … .

As a die hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, it
might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s
athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers.”

   So      there you have it.  This more than adequately addresses the issue of      

         political correctness, I      think.