“Show your team spirit and wear your favorite sports or club theme gear and come and enjoy tailgating favorites like dips, chili, chicken wings, nachos and more game-day grub,” the invitation sent to employees reads.
The email seemed like a typical office party notice, except for a small asterisk at the bottom.
Despite the fact the Washington Redskins’ fan base is largely black, employees were banned from wearing anything referring to the team.
“It has been respectfully requested that employees voluntarily refrain from wearing clothing or other sports memorabilia that promote Washington D.C.’s professional football team, the Redskins, or other teams that use names, characters, etc. that may portray American Indians or other cultures in a derogatory manner,” a note at the bottom read.
The Center’s office manager explained the ban to baffled employees.
“While I recognize the varying opinions surrounding the name of the Washington D.C. football team, as a civil rights office, I ask us all to be particularly sensitive to names, symbols, etc., that may be considered offensive based on race, ethnicity, sex, etc.,” the email read.
But the decision to ban “Redskins” does not include the full spectrum of the victim-obsessed liberal movement.
The Dallas “Cowboys” is an explicit and exclusionary reference to a gender.
Several team names may also offend people who identify as animals, known in the “social justice” movement as “animalkin.”
That would ban the Dolphins, Ravens, Bengals, Colts, Jaguars, Broncos, Eagles, Bears, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Rams and Seahawks.
“Browns” is offensive to those with color blindness.
“49ers” does not recognize communities that do not use the Gregorian calendar.
The “Buffalo Bills” is triggering to those offended by gun violence.
“Patriots” excludes those who do not identify with the white male patriarchs who founded the United States.
“Jets” is an endorsement of climate-killing carbon emissions.
“Steelers” ignores the impact of male-dominated industry on the environment.
“Texans” is an affront to Mexicans who feel marginalized by the Alamo.
“Titans” is a Eurocentric name that excludes other cultures.
The Kansas City “Chiefs” are sending social justice warriors into full spasms.
“Raiders,” “Vikings,” “Buccaneers” and “Chargers” are glorifications of violence.
“Saints” is a celebration of the white, male, Western-dominated Catholic church.
“Giants” is exclusionary of those of other sizes.
“Packers” glorifies those who butcher non-human animals, and the impact of the meat industry on global warming.
The Obama Labor Department has not apologized for allowing displays of support for these “hate” teams.