Slate Magazine Will No Longer Refer To D.C.’s NFL Team as ‘Redskins’

Given that 79% of Americans do NOT want the Washington Redskins to change their name, this smells of bias. As I have stated before, I personally have no problem with the name but for me, the logo could go and I think that would quiet some of the critics.

Via Slate

This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins. For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians.

They have collected historical and cultural examples of the use of redskin as a pejorative and twice sued to void the Redskins trademark, arguing that the name cannot be legally protected because it’s a slur. (A ruling on the second suit is expected soon; the first failed for technical reasons.) A group in the House of Representatives also recently introduced a bill to void the trademark.

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