The Washington Redskins and Political Correctness

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During halftime of Game 2 of the National Basketball Association finals, a 30-second spot ran in seven major television markets. It was sponsored by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Native Americans to further what tribal leaders called “an important discussion of racism.” On Wednesday, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the term “Redskins” was “disparaging” to “a substantial composite” of Native Americans when trademarks were granted between 1967 and 1990.

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Guests:
Mary Hudetz - Native Peoples Magazine - @marymhudetz, Erik Brady - USA Today - @ByErikBrady, Brendan O'Neill - Spiked - @spikedonline, Christine Haight Farley - American University's Washington College of Law - @Prof_Farley

Host:
Warren Olney