Football team’s name is offensive racial slur

OlympiaFebruary 24, 2014 

Dan Furman writes on Feb. 16 that the name Washington Redskins is an honor and tribute to American Indians. He cannot believe how thin-skinned they are to object.

Here’s a suggestion that might help him, and others, better understand the issue. The NFL team in our nation’s capitol needs to pass around this special “honor and tribute.” Every year they could name the team with a different racial slur that offends some other ethnicity. Perhaps Furman can suggest some additions? Maybe every 10 years or so the nickname might get back to Redskins, having honored/offended numerous other thin-skinned groups.

Or, instead, the NFL “powers that be” might just realize we no longer use offensive slurs in this great nation.

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