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View Diary: *New Day* Aren't 80 years of the 'Redskin' slur enough? (266 comments)

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  •  Yes, the team name needs to be changed. (5+ / 0-)

    I have been following all of the articles in WaPo, City Paper, and DCist. One thing I've noticed is that most people, in choosing replacement names, tend to choose names that refer to political DC. All of the names are disparaging. It is extremely rare when talking about a name change to see any names that the people who actually live here might want to see.

    We need names that those who have grown up here, or have family here, or have lived here/plan to live here for a long time, will celebrate. It needs to be a name that makes people start calling the team by that name now.

    The churches and civil rights groups should get involved in the call to change the name. A coalition with them would be much harder for people to dismiss.

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