Members of U.S. Congress urge Redskins to change nickname

Sports and Society Administrator May 28, 2013 0

The Associated Press | May 28, 2013

While the Washington Redskins have been presured in the past to change their name, they now have a new critic - the United States Congress. In a letter sent to team owner, Dan Snyder, 10 members of Congress write:

“Native Americans throughout the country consider the ‘R-word’ a racial, derogatory slur akin to the ‘N-word’ among African Americans or the ‘W-word’ among Latinos.”

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Our very own Arthur Caplan wrote a commentary on this very issue earlier this month for You can read that article here:

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