Letter: Counter-arguments Missing

Letter: Counter-arguments Missing

To the Editor: I recently read the Reston Connection article, "What's Offensive about Redskins Pride?" (July 2-8, 2014) and found it lacked balance. Where were the counter-arguments (in favor of changing the name of the team)? I didn't see any and they're necessary to make a debate credible.

In the article, State Sen. Chap Petersen informs us that he's "not an insensitive old white guy." But, it is insensitive to disregard the feelings of Native Americans who are offended by the name "Redskins." If a sport's team name or logo offends some Americans, why not change it to something less divisive.

I would think that one goal of sports organizations is to bring people together, not divide them.

Jeff Tarrant