In a few days Maria Cantwell, a senator from my home state of Washington, will be introducing legislation that could potentially strip the NFL of its not-for-profit tax exemptions in response to their continued support of the use of Redskins as a mascot. The owners of the Redskins continue to say that the mascot “honors our Native Americans”, but as a mixed race Native American it doesn’t make me feel very honored.
Once again, so much pride in my home state for trying to do the right thing.
Also why is the NFL tax exempt in the first place? Most of their stadiums are already built using public funds, which they then charge ridiculous amounts to sit in.