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DC to Redskins: Lose the Racist Name

DC to Redskins: Lose the Racist Name
Posted Wednesday, November 6th 2013 @ 9am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– More pressure on the Redskins: The NFL team needs to change its "racist and derogatory" name, a resolution passed overwhelmingly by the DC Council says. The team's argument that the name is part of its heritage "is akin to saying to the Native American people ... your pain has less worth than our football memories," said council member David Grosso. The resolution passed is a watered-down version of one Grosso introduced earlier this year that called the name "insulting and debasing" and suggested the team be called the Redtails to honor the Tuskegee Airmen.

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