Redskins cartoon compares team's name to Nazis, Confederates
(WJLA) - The debate over the Washington Redskins nickname got kicked into yet a higher gear Thursday with the publication of a controversial cartoon in several newspapers, including the New York Daily News.
The cartoon, which was created by longtime editorial cartoonist Tom Stiglich, depicts the Redskins logo alongside a Nazi swastika and a Confederate flag.
Numerous groups, most notably the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, have come forward recently to call for the NFL franchise to change its name, saying that Redskins term is derogatory.
“That cartoon is very insulting,” says a Washington Redskins spokesperson.