In another age, these people would be called busy bodies. At the end of the 20th century, they were called liberals. Prior to World War II, they were called progressive, but too many of them embraced Hitler's eugenics programs and Stalin's pogroms. They suddenly shifted to being called liberals and only now, having ruined that label at the end of the 20th century, are transitioning back to progressive.
In transitioning back to being progressives, they have worked diligently to create their own echo chambers in large cities and the media. They are convinced everyone agrees with them. Those who may disagree are censored. Because they feel compelled to offer a substitutionary sacrifice for their sins, they find substitutes and crucify them in the press and confiscate their property and trademarks for being offensive.
These people are now, regardless of party, the elite in Washington, D.C. The reality is, were the Redskins not from Washington, but from Cleveland or Atlanta or Tallahassee, its mascot and name would not be issues. Survival in President Barack Obama's America depends on individuals and businesses staying off the radar like a successful black market capitalist from Moscow circa 1980. The moment Washington's elite notice an individual or business that does not conform to the elite's moral code, the regulatory state must be set into motion.
With this elite, anything they deem good will be made mandatory and anything they deem bad will be banned, including a football team's trademarks.