In the World of Sports: What's in a Name?

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The name “Redskins” for the NFL franchise in Washington, DC is “disparaging” to Native Americans everywhere. That ruling Wednesday by an obscure federal agency has created an uproar. The billionaire team owner says he’ll never change, but pressure is building—all the way to the White House. Is it all about sensitivity to historical wrongs, or political correctness out of control? We’ll hear more about the “R word.” What about the “Braves,” the “Chiefs,” the “Blackhawks” and the “Indians?”

Banner Image: The Washington Redskins; Credit: Lee Diehr



Warren Olney