Sunday, October 05, 2014

What's Your Take?

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday. The FCC enforces whether words that are inappropriate or racist can be used on the airwaves and a petition claiming that the word “Redskins” falls within that category, and should be banned from the air. Under current law, broadcasters face a fine of up to $325,000 per incident deemed indecent and could lose their licenses to operate.

What’s Your Take? Should the nickname of the Washington NFL team be banned from the airwaves? `



 




Comments

1. Jesse said...

Absolutely,but I don't think it will happen

2. Eugene said...

This will tied up in the courts for years. This is just a way to put pressure on the NFL when they don't need any more distractions.

3. Nick said...

This may be just what the NFL needs to force a change in Washington

4. Leonard said...

Many media outlets like yours in the Black community have already banned it. I think the word should be banned

5. Henry said...

Absolutely

6. Alex said...

The name of Washington’s football team is an offensive racial slur that its owner Dan Snyder should change, as we wrote in June. But it would be going too far for the Federal Communications Commission to restrict the use of the word “redskins” on over-the-air TV and radio

7. Jerome said...

That station is owned by Dan Snyder.FCC is making a much needed statement.

8. Maurice said...

Just got this forwarded to me by email. Love the site and look forward to your conversation about this. I think the NFL is behind this. This way they can force Snyder to make a change indirectly.Too much money involved and Snyder is one of Goodell's bosses.The FCC is doing the dirty work of the NFL.I attached my email. Can you put me on the list?

9. Tara said...

It should be buried with the N word

10. danny said...

No ,too much big brother

11. Baye Kambui said...

"...the moniker of the Washington NFL team.."

(Laughing) I'm paying attention, Ms. Tanya...

song currently stuck in my head: "never catch me" - flying lotus feat. kendrick lamar



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