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By JOHN McCALLUM
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No use for the term 'redskin'

Crunch Time

 


At the risk of being saddled with another label, here goes.

I think the Washington Redskins should change their name. There, I said it, let the labeling and derision begin.

For those not up on this, the Oneida Nation, based in central New York state, launched a “Change the Mascot” campaign a couple months ago to get the football team in the nation’s capital to change its 80-year-old name. The Oneidas, and many other Native American tribes, consider the word “redskin” to be insulting and a racial slur, something akin to the “n” word once used to refer to blacks.

Since the campa...



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