This is asinine. Surely “our dear leader” has better things to use his patent office for than to enact bigoted and discriminatory changes that assault tradition – http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration-says-name-is-disparaging/2014/06/18/e7737bb8-f6ee-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html
I love when a group of people make up the meanings of words and completely disregard history – even the liberal media venue slate.com is on the right side of this one – when liberals and conservatives agree chances are there is truth to it – http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/12/18/redskins_the_debate_over_the_washington_football_team_s_name_incorrectly.html
With everything else happening in our world, the American president chooses to beat up tradition and insult the etymology of our language while insulting us. “Redskins” is no more racist than “white”, “black”, or “asian”.
The people who always “get offended” need to get some serious psychological help.