It's worse. Just an FYI from Esquire:

Spencer Phips, a British politician and then Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Province, issued the call, ordering on behalf of British King George II for, "His Majesty's subjects to Embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and Destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians." They paid well – 50 pounds for adult male scalps; 25 for adult female scalps; and 20 for scalps of boys and girls under age 12.

These bloody scalps were known as "redskins."

I've seen people make comparisons of the Redskins' name to calling a team the Washington Blackies, which is already a pretty apt way to show how fucked up the name is. With Esquire's quick history lesson, we learn that the Washington Redskins' team name is more equivalent to calling a team the "Selma Lynchings". The name needs to change. Fuck Dan Synder.