Adam Carolla on Redskins Name Controversy: This Is About White People Feeling Better About Themselves

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Today on his popular podcast “The Adam Carolla Show,” the conservative comedian said, “Is Redskins an offensive name? Yes. Is changing it going to do anything to help the people who are offended by it? Zero. Are there more white people offended by it than there are Native Americans? Yes. Thus, it becomes a way for us to feel better about ourselves for what we’ve done to these people. But if we really wanted to help these people there are 700,000 modalities we should explore before a professional franchise changes their name.” 

Carolla lamented the fact that the conversation surrounding the name of a professional football team, overshadowed the very real problems facing the Native American people.

We spend a lot of time talking about stuff that has to do with people who could genuinely use help. I mean, you know, diabetes is a big issue in the Native American community. Poverty is a big issue. Education is a big issue. There’s a lot of big issues — juvenile diabetes — a lot of big issues in that community. This is not going to help any of those things.”

As usual with Carolla, there’s some profane language. But the points he’s making are spot on.

 

(h/t RCP)


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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