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What Would Muhammad Ali Say About the Washington Redskins Name Controversy?

Liz Dwyer

Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III recently visited the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. Dave Zirin says, "There is no way in heaven or hell Muhammad Ali, who is of African, Native American and Irish ancestry, would have ever accepted being called a Redskin." ESPN found 79 percent of people see nothing wrong with the Redskins name, but it's "racist as all hell, the creation of a segregationist owner and only possible because the people being insulted were subject to genocide."

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